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Full text of "Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association"

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 

THE Z. SMITH REYNOLDS LIBRARY 




1891-1900 



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FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 



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HELD WITH THE 



^^CHURCH AT RUTHERFORDTON 

Btiiherford County, JVorth CUiroJiiia,. 

OCTOBER 1st, 2nd AND Srd, 1891, 



Elder M. M. LANDRUM, Moderator. : . . . .Marion, N. C. 

ADIN L. RUCKER, Clerk Riitherfordton, l^f . C. 

ALBERT L.^R A YSON, Treasurer Rutherfordton, N. C. 



Shelby, N. C: 

ELLIS & NELSON, BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 
1891. 




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ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Elder C C Case ...^---~~^---GreeftMll> RutMrford^^^^ N. 

. " J R Denton.- - — :.-Dysartsville, McDowell county,' ' 

fD HarrilL Forest City, Rutherford county, ' ' 
B Harris - l.—Xuha, Rutherford .county, ^ ' 

*• AHunt ——-! -. -Gamble's Store, Rutherford county, ' 

. *• Elbert Jackson— ~— —--.i—-— .Turner, , Polk county, ' 

• C B Justice -- -Rutherfordton^ Rutherford county, ' ' 

T B Justice-^- „^__^_ Rufherfordton, Rutherford county, " 

W H Logan—- . ~--—i.---Ayr, Rutherford county , " 

A B Mashhurn . —Nealsville, McDowell .county , ' 

J / -Moffitt— L—— Stone Mountain, McDowell -county, " 

M M Landrum . . -— Marion, -'MoDo well county, " 

J R Pendergras's— ._ \-Old Fort, McDowell 'county, '" 

J C Sorrels -— _ _ _ — Bridgewater, McDowell county , " * " 

- G W'.Setilemire : ——— Old Fort, McDoweU'eouniy, /' 

• E L Taylor-.^ ———Rutherfofdton, Rutherford 'county, '' 

' J K Taylor __._ —---Dimsdale, Rutherford county , " 

Z T Whiteside. -.-Urec, Rutherford county. " 



LICENTIATES. 

J^li Haynes.--- —-Mills\Springs, Polk county, K C. 

^J M Taylor Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N. C. 

.W H Glover Rutherfordton',Tiutkevford county, :N. C. 

' MA Harvey ,_________'_______&/f/ Fort: McDowell 'county: lY. C. 



Next session will be held with, theicKurch at Old 
Fort, McDowell Count\vN. C, beginning Thursclav be- 
fore the .first Sunday iixOctober,' 1892. 






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PROCEEDINGS. 

FIRST" DAY. 

• ' Thursday, October ist,iS9i. 
The fifty-nrst annual session of the Green - Ri verBap- 
' tist , Association convened with the Baptist -church at 

Riitherfordton, Rutherford county, N.,C., today. 
' 'The choir sang: ^ , 

"There is a fountain filled with blood," &c 

hlder M. M. Landrum read the 53d chapter of Isaiah 
and led us in prayer. After music, Elder Landrum preach- 
ejd the mtroductory sermon from Rom. 8: i. 'There is " 
therefore, now no condemnation to them which are in 
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the 
spirit.' Among other things the speaker said, "That God 
IS noly, just nght-and pure,-all will candidly admit. With- 
out reconciliation with God, the immortal spirit bf man 
must be banished forever from his presence. Man's nat- 
4iral inheritance, since the fall, "is that of sin and enmity 
against God. But the Gospel provides aremedy for man's 
estrangement and alienation from his God. ' Through the 
obedience of Christ, in His death upon the cross, an atone- 
ment has been made. , The way is so plain that the 'way- 
faring man, though a fool, cannot err therein.^-^ The Holy 
Spintrenews the heart. ^ This, in itself, if it did not extend 
bey:ond this life, is a great ahd. wholesome doctrine By 
the gift of the free spirit, we. become the legalheirs and 
representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is ever at 
the right hand. of the Father making reconciliation for us • 
His IS not simply an im.puted, but a real -righteousness— 
not a figure, but a fulfillment. In the transfigLrration: • ^ 
Closes represents the Law. ^ - ' 
Elias. the Prophets, and 
Christ, the., fulfillment. ' . '' 
■ -; Lnder the curse of .the law, no wonder Jeremiah ex- ^ 
claims: O .that mine head were waters, and mine eves - 
I^Yere tears, that I might weep.day and night for the slain 
::Of the daughter of' my people.'^ In the atonement of, 
|C.hnst mans reconciliation .rith his God has, been made 
K:omplete; the Devil has been chained, and his- power d^ 



i GliEEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

throned.-' \Ve have' been purchased by. Ghrist;^^^^ 
ed of ;the Father. 'We should -walk in %e Uight,'^assured 
that the world is looking on. , It is the-old, old ^story^of 
the cross, and inan's redemptionnthat 1 Ibring to yoUj'm}- 
co-laborers in the work. 'There are no new preludes,: no 
new^ays, 110 new. theologies, butX/hrist and '^Him alone. 
Where^ in all:;this,glorious Bible, can yoii iind more com- 
forter the. chHsfi^ndthan €ih the' 8th" chapter;pf-*:R^ 
A dying niati;>whbse.vis[oii haHfai]ed^him,:desired that ^^^ 
Bible should be brought .:and his fingers placed upon th e 
38th and 39th verses ofthisxhapter. Then lisping, ''For 
Lam;persuaded that- ndtherrdeath,j nor life/^ciior>^ngels, 
nor /principalities^-: nor 'pqwers, nor ' things 'present,j,nor 
thmgs to-come, nor height, norxleptli, nor- any .othencrea- 
tureiShallJie able- to separate-, us -from the . love of -God, 
which isin Chrisi Jesus our -Lord.l' added; "1 breakfasted 
with^you this ; morning; ■ but^I^ shall sup: with^ Christ to- 
night. " Then closing .-his "sightless.orbs- he-^slept with Him 
whom he:loved. ■ God-- does .not forget His o\^ia; ■ Tf -He 
knows me.today. He. will know^jnelforevef.^ I^ut our Sal- 
vation is of grace. How J love that old song.; 

. ''Ajimz;ing,graoe,>^ how sweet the sound!'' "^ ^ . , 

So manytoow not-G6d,'there is great need of conse- 
crated liv^s and devoted workers. There Is a work for all 
to Ho,/ Preachers jshouldrte more zealous than everT^ef ore 
in giving the pure, unadulterated Gospel of Christ /to the 
nations of the earth. If. the vs^orld is saveddt mustbe done 
by the story of the cross. ..■ ;^ : ■ 

After 'this tender appeal, Elder -Z.T. Whiteside 
prayed. Hymn — 

^ ^, *' AH hail the power of Jesus' name." 

Adjourned to 2 P. M 

. AFTERNOON .SESSION. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment,. and called 
to order ; by Elder- M. M.Eandrum, former Moderator. 
Hymn, '^Jesus, tover of im}'- soul." Lesson rvPsalms 133, 
Elder Landrum.W-Prayer,:Elder>G. P. Ham rick leading. \ 

Brethren BB Price of the Marion," and A: F: Morgan 
of Pleasant Grove church, were requested to act as assist- 
ant clerks. in- orsranizin^ the bod v. '> / ' 

The churches composing the Association were called 
in their order,- letters read, and messengers enrolled as fol- 
lov;^ : ■' ' ^ ':" * . • " - 



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GREEN PvTVER BAPTIST "ASSOCIATION. 




FIRST DISTRICT. 

'" J. BcvlaK— H Wonder, A L Pitman. 

2\J:lig LeveL~'E]dev<J K Taj^lor, NT. Mills, S J Cowart, Wm Biirwell. 
\3. ^iZi'sOreefc.— When tliis church 'was called, two letters, purporting 
.represent the church, were handed in. On* motion of -Elder C B Justice, 
these were both tabled, until the Associ^ion shall have been permanently- 
organized. y . . ' . , .. j 

4. Chimney Rock. -^RKFTeerna,nf J SMtle.' y -t " 

5. 6'oi^m&:u'8.^-N H HilV ;t^^B Hampton. . 

6. Coopers Gap.— H K Corn, JKOibbs,* James A Mills, Marion White- 
f,ide, JMOibbs.:. - : -" :- \ 

7. Greek'>s Greek.— T B Walker, G B Brady. 

^.' Green Bzver,— TO Page,'JH'Blanton,TP Covington. ^ 
y. JJfo}it/ord'« Cm;e.--J,W,Halfo -J L Nichols, Geo 

H Hemphill. ' - - 

10. Pihey Knob.~A W Green, M L Blan, Elder B B'Harris/"' 

11. Pleasant GrotJe.— J T Lewis, A F Morgan/ 

* 12. Pleasant JSilL-^OP Taylor, John Sane, John M Walker. 

13. Eocfc ^pnnp.r^Richard Ledbetter, Jerry Jacksoui X 

14. J2i^t;^er/ordt(m.---ElderT,B 'Justice,* Elder -CB Justice, Elder H D 
Harrill, Elder, E L Taylor, .J S Canady, ,A L Grayson, W.T Payseur. 

15. Shilok.—'N Scoggin, A" B Jones,* J L' Davis, J M Walker, s 'John 
Brooks. , ■' ■ /- ' ' ' "; ^" • 

' 16.' Silver Creek.-— Elder Elb*rt Jackson, N Arledge, I S Higgins, Rufus 
CJonptant.'^ -■;■ •; :' -. ' ■■ ■ '■ ■ ' , ;- •' ,■■ 

17. iSfoTie MowTitam.—S B Grant, A W Morgan. , . ^ ' 

IS. -IFyiite Oafc.-Ehas Walker,* B M Clark, ■•^- G A Thorn,*. T W ^^Tiit^- 
sido." Otis"! Nelson . -^.^ ' • , . . 

SECOND DISTRICT. . 

1. BetJiel. A L Bright, A W Hogan, R P Morris, Thomas Moitis, J F 
Morgan, E G Goforth. - '. 

2. ^ef/iZe/i^m, IL P^^l, W H Gilliam.- 
3. jBrid^ewafer.^P P Price,- J C Price. 

- 4. Carwp Oreefc.' 3 Biggerstaff, J PDuffy^, EM Johnson. 
5. Ga/ieOreefc. E Walker, James Walker." 
^.-Oaiawba. M A Harvey. • - 

7. GZear Creefc. "A Silver 5*^0 P Rader. "■• 

8. C7terr2/ iSpri??.^. ^( Not repre.sen ted. ) 

9. Dysartsville. Elder J it Denton, W S Walker. J D Hogan, J W 
Walker, W H Taylor, A R Yelton. , •- ^.' ^ . 

10. Hominy G^-ove.: Elder J G Sorrels, A P Sorrels. W W Sorrels. 

11. fiaZZ Tot(m.( Not represented.) - 
12f. ^facedowra. J Ward, B L.Watkins.* . . / 
13. Marion. Elder M M liandrmu,. B B Pcice,^ B F Corpening. 

. 14. Mountain Creek. J WjEUiott,. C :M Keeter, H K Keet^r, J F Ed-' 
"wards, C S Lynch, -A I> Rucker. ' , , * ; - 

15. lfo'Z(ni'Fer7i07i.:'^J.G Logan, N J Rollins, E M Morgan, Weldon 
IdJjimpton, J A Walker, J R Walker. , ~ 

. 16. 0?d Fm^i.R H.Moore. M GPendergrass.* -'. ■ : , 

17. Round Hill.~L L.Deck, CO Sorrels, R H Barnes, J W Nanney. 

18. Ti{77cc?/ Cove, RPHoUifield,^^ 

19. Zion Hill J H Reel,-- JA Pendergrass*. F Ledford. ♦ 
'Note.— Thosfe with star added .to name, means absent. .'^. ' 

On motion of J S Canady .the rules Avere-suspended, 
and. Elder M M Landrum w^s rOielected Moderator by. ac- 
clamation. J Reraarks by Elder Landrum. . ^ • 

, On motion of Elder J H Taylor, the' rules were sus- 
pended andvALRucker was re-elected ckrk by acclama- 
tion. 'Remarks bv A L Rucker. ^ 



grei:n river baptist assooiatio: 




On motion of Elder QB Justice,' it was agreed that 
a committee of three be appointed whose business it shall 
be to inquire into the rrierits of contending delegates froi-^ 
Bills Creek church, and report same at its earliest conve- 
"ience/to this body. ' Eldm- J H Taylor objected to thr 
)tion, and thought ^he matter in controversy was aques- 
n that was broad enough for tlie consideration of the 
lisociation. " . ' ^ 

, The question being called, the motion was carried and 
j^ Moderator appointed Elder C B Justice, J C Price and 
B Hampton, -who immediately retired for consultaiioii 
with the contending delegations. 
The followini{ was a^freed on : 



Hours of meeting — At 9.30^ A. j\'I., 2.30 P. M., ai) 
7.30 P. I\L, the latter -meeting to' be devoted to relioion^ 
exercises exclusively. ' Adjourxmext at pleasure, 

\'isiting "brethren invited to ^eats. 

The invitation was accepted , by Elder J A Speight, 
editor "Asheville Baptist." In accepting the courtesiesoi 
the body he wan!:s till items of interest incident to the His- 
tory of the Baptist Denomination ; and compliments a fea- 
rare of our Minutes, ''Echoes from the churches/' in 1890. 
as beino- in advance of anvthino- in the "State. I C Cad- 
.tlell. of the "Biblical Recorder,'' accepts courtesies. Sav- 
the "-Recorder" is the property of all the .N. C. Assoda- 
tions : but he will -speak more fully, of its^ claims upon the 
Baptists later. 

Elders ,G P Hamrick of the King's Mountain, W F 
Sorrel%oft*he Spartanburg, GW Rollins and Z D Harril- 
of theiSandy:Run,*an^ Bro R A Freeman of the' Carolir.:. 
'Association, accepted seats. 

y Elder M H, Hoyle, .i5i charge of the -Rutherfordton 
Methodist Circuit, was tendered the courtesies of the bod\. 

The committee followino- were announced bv th' 
Moderator: 

:'^ flELiGious Exercises — ^Pastor and deacons of Rutl^- 
erfordton Baptist Church. " 

Fin a n c e— A L G rays o n , - B B P ri c e , _'_ 1 N e 1 s o n . • 

By request of Elder J R Denton, the^.Rules of Ordc" 
vv^crc read by the clerk. - ^ . 

The clerk at this time made some explanation or ' 
disposition made of last^vearV Minute' fund. . ^^ 



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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST mSSOCIATIcfx. 



- - ' Brethren . N 'J .. Rollins and ^F;,M organ speak of ^ the 
.subjects to be treated at night,^ resulting in ^modifications 
stated above."''?/ ; : 

BB Price niOved to adjourn. 

• At this juncture the committee on Bill's Greek.dele- 
;o:ation ret^irhed to the, house, and the motion was witli- 
drawh to give/committee time to-report. • - ' 

Elder CB Justice read as follows: 

Your committee, after hearing both sides of the statement of both par- 
ties claiming to xepresent Bill's Creek x^hurch, would insist that%e recom- 
mend that brethren Rev W H Log-an, D C Brown, S GWilliams, I E Frady 
Mud J F L-og^an be seated *as delegates from Bill's Greek church. 

CB JUSTICE, ] 
N B HAMPTON. V Committee. 
J C PRICE, . j 

, When the report >vas 'read, Elder J H Tayjor, moved 
that the report be tabled and the committee discharged. 

; Elder J R Denton thought the matter shoijld be 
brought before the Association, and preferred rather to 
accept the opinion of the body than that of the committee. 
Elder ;C;B Justice thought we could riot enter into 
every :€hurchdifHculty that migl>t presentitself for invest- 
igation to the extent of excluding other ar^d^ more import-, 
'ant subjects to which the Association was expected to give 
expression. ^ . 

,. Elder H D Harrili renewed the motion to adjourii, 
which was carried. Prayer,: Elder J A SjDeight leading. 
Adjourned to 9.30 tomorrow. 



■ SECOND DAY— MORNING -SESSION. 

FiliDAV, October 2d, 1S91. 

The Association, met pursuant to adjournment, and 
called to order by Moderator. .; 

-After music. Elder M^M Land rum, -^read the 131 
chapter 2d Gorinthians! Elder J A Speight led us' in praj-er 

-In answer to call for messengers froni^other .bodies 
Elder D./H Baker, blind, of the New Pound A'ssociation, 
accepted a seat. • - /; "{ 

The Minutes of yesterda\"' Ave re read •and approved. 

The motion to table report and discharge comrriittee 
on BilTs Creek delegation, "was further, disoussed bv Eld- 
ers J R Denton; € B Justice, ?:H:Ta3dor:and-BroN^^ 
gill. The motion to table was adopted. ' 




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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



_JrA communication from deacons or New Prospect 
aptist chti\-ch, S. C, was read by Elder W F Sorrels, 



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• Spartanburg- County, S. C , September 27tii, -1891. 
>eacons of New Prospect Baptist Church, to Green River Association: 
?;h?I)ear Brethren : One of your boys. Rev W F Sorrels, is our pastor, and 
I -Jbeen faithful for 4;hree years.? ^^JThere has not been one vote , given 
gainst iiini in this county since h^ moved here. , He 'has -unanimous calls 
four churches in^his" county ; about 1100 members in .the four ^churches, 
^■^ut .he has 'one or>two enemies who are circulating elaiiderous 'reports 
against him. - Notjflnding anything against him here, they, report that he 
•'haabeen married and left liis wife, is this so? If the brother is worthy, 
.74)lea9e:give him a recommendation. We woii\t have thecauseand an inno- 
' cent man abused in our community. / . : -; .. : ^ 

Done in Deacons' meeting and'sisrned bv order of same. ' 

A J: DORMAN, Chairman. 
W F COGGINS, Secretary. 

Elder; Z T Whiteside moved that Bro' Sorrels be fully 
exhonerated, and that a committee bf three be appointed 
tdrepjy. The motion was adopted, and the Moderator 
appointed -Elders C B Justice, H D Harrill and Bro A L 
Gravspn to answer. They replied as follows : ■ , 

' ^ ' . Rutherfordton,N. C, October 2d, 1891. " 

The Green River Baptist Association, to the Deacons of New Prospect Bap- 
tist Church, Spartanburg County, S. C. : 
Dear Brethren :, Your letter of inquiry relative to the previous and 
present character of^Rev W F Sorrels is before us. ■ In answer thereto jw^e 
would say, that so far. gs the charge now "circulated among you *'that he 
-had been married and has a wife now living," is without foundation," and 
Tutt^rly false. ^Brother Sorrels has never been married. He Tias always 
'" maintained a, character tor morality, integrity ~and christian consistency, 
that has been above reproach. We cheerfully, recommend him to you and 
all with whom he'mav be throwm as a brother worthv of your confidence 
and co-operation. "^ C B JUSTICE, ' ) 

H D HARRILE, - Committee. 
. . ~ A L GRAYSON, J 

The Moderatoivannounced the f&llowinor eommittees: 

Periodicals — John M Walker, TC Smith, Jerrj^ Jackson. 

[These first announced last nigh t.J ^ . 

State Missions — J S Canady, R H Moore, N H HiU. 

Home Missions — -Elders ZTr5A''hiteside, J R Denton, Bro N Scoggin. 

Foreign Missions— Elders CB Justice, G W Settlemire, Bro A P Sorrels. 

State of Religion-^Elders'J Sorrels, J H Taylor, Bro T C Page. 

Sunday schools and Colportage— -A F Morgan, J C Price, Wm Wallrer. 

Baptist Grphahage---Eider_H J) Harrill, L-L Deck, A PHollilield. 

Educatibn-rElder J C Sorrels, John. Brooks, B Biggerstafi". 

Temp erance-^^N J Rollin s,'' J F Fid wards, • A Silv er. 

Deceased'Ministers^^J C Price, W;H Taylor, Eider Elbert Jackson. 

Nominations to State, and Southern Baptist Conventions; Introductory 
Sermon, &c— CO- Sorrels, PP Price, Richard Ledb'etter. 

Recognized Elder AG McManaway,D.D.', editor "N. C. Baptist,-' and 
Bro J H Mills, Superintendent Baptist Orphanage, Tliomasville, N. C. 

On motion, agreed to ^h old -the next session'pf this^ 
Association with the churclvat Old Fort, McDowell Co., 
N, C, September 29th and 30th, and Oct: ist, A. D. -1892.' 

Corresponding messengers were appointed as follows: 



I 




(JREEN MVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. i) 

To the King's Mountain AsBociation, which cpnvenes with* the'' Baptist 
( hurch at Gastoma, Thursday-before the fourth Sunday in September, 1892: 
— Elders EL Taylor and^HDHarrill. V ^ 

To tiie Sandy Hun ■ Association^ which meets with the Baptist churcii 
at Forest City, Thursday,- No v. 6Lh; 1891:-~ElderH J UDenton, H Dfiarrill, 
I\I M Landrum, and brethren H Portrum, L L D(^clc,. T P Covin^on, J S 
C'anady, E Walker, Joseph Walker. 

Report on -Foreign missiDn^ wa'N read by ElderX. H. 
Justice : * 

Your committee on Foreign Alission Report recom- 
mend the adoption of the following from the (3ctobe]* num- 
ber of the ''Foreign Mission. Journal :" 

, - "The Centennial Committee of .the Southern Baptist Converition, at its 
late meeting^ decided tb recommend to the Baptists of the South ithe.rai;*- 
ing of a special centennial fund of ^250, 000. - Of this, $125,000 to be given to 
the Home Board as a building fund, -and $125,000 to the Foreign Board for 
chui*ch building, translation , of the Scriptures, and other work of a^perma- 
nent nature. .The Foreign Board has need now for several thousand dol- 
lars for the purchase of church -houses in several of its fields. While we 
are becoming more and more convinced that the time is passed when ex- 
l)ensive church buildings ought to be erected .on mission helds, yetwe see 
constantly the need of some places being secured where our brethren m-dy 
work, and where the feeble bands of converts may find fixed places of wor- 
ftliip.- : We ought also to bQ in condition to supply, from our own treasury, 
the more and more fi-equent demands that come from our foreign fields for 
literature, to be used in connection with other methods of woi'k among the 
people. We ought"not to be^ep>endenton other organizations for supplies 
of Bibles and tracts used by our missionaries. ' '.- , - \ ^^ 

A Few J^acte.— We earnestly beg the readers of the ' 'Journal' ' ,to think 
about and talk about^these facts. "Thej^ are serious enougli to a^^quire 
thought and to call forth prayer and action. 

- 1. The work of the Board is gro-^dng. Since the meeting of the Con- 
vention in May last nineteen new -^workers have been added to the force 
already in the field. We give their names arid places of labor : 

- Rev J J Taylor and wife, B-io de Janeiro, Brazil; Rev W E Entzminger 
and wife, Bahia, Brazil;- Rev J L Downing and wife, 3iinas,Brazil|Mis6 L 
A McDa%'id, Sal tillo, Mexico; Miss S A Cooke, Saltillo, Mexico; Miss SaiHe 
Hale, Parras, Mexico; Rev G W Greene and wife, Canton, China; Rev LW^ 
Pierce, Yangchow, China; IVIiss l!^eUie A Miner, Ghinkiang, China; Mis^ C 
J White, Chlnkiang, China; Rev W H Sears and wife, Tungchow, China; 
Rev W^ J) King, Tungchow,\China; Mrs C E Smith, Abeokuta, Africa;- Rev 
S G Pinnock, Africa. This last is a brother /who comes to us from the 
Methodist mission in Africa, and is highly, commended by the brethren of 
our mission' there; " . , f \ ■ "; . •:; c ; 

2. The outfit, traveling expenses^nd salaries of these missionaries will 
iidd from $15,000 to $20,000 tothe expenses of the Board this year. And this 
money has been, . in large part, already expended in outfit and traveling- 
expenses. , , / , , 

8, Thase extraordinarj^ expenses hav^,not been met by enlarged giving 
on the part of thechurches. The consequence is that the Board Jias had to 
raake extraordinarily large demands on the banks, . and, ^.as a result, has 
slrai ned its credit at a time of year w^hen such should not be the case. So 
lar as we can see now, -still heavier drafts will have to be made on the. 
b;inks, as the October di*afts from the various missiou fields come in. 

We wish to emphasizethe -fact that already We are very close to the 
outside- limit allowed -us bj' the banks, and unless the churches come 
promptly to our reUef, we do not know where the money is to come Jrom 
to meet these new calls. This worli is the work of the. churches arid n ot of 
the banks,'and the former, not the latter, should be the dependence of the 
Board. ,-.'.• : - - - - / :? 



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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST A9€;0CIATI()N. 



4. This state of affairs can be Temedied, so far as we <!an see, only hy 
promptand rlib^eralc girbs on the part of the Lord's people. The Board han 
no resources beyond these. ; , . 

5. The Board needs and calls for the prayers first, and then the gifts 
of the people." - • " v 

- .A little of the same kind of effort which was put forth by onr friends 
a year ago, would soon swell our list to goodly proportions. 

:,CB JUSTICE, 



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^ ■Committ; 



' G W SETTLElVnRE 
A P SORRELS 

Pending the motion to adopt; the'report was discussed 
by Elders 'C ;B Justice, J A Speiglit and G P Hamrick. 
Church pledges to this object, as follows : / ^" 



Beulali."., .^.|2 00 

Bill's Creek ^. 5 00 

Columbus . r. ........... 4 .^^10 00 

Green River ... . . = .>>OT^O 00 

Mountain Creek J £<i 50 00 

Rock Spring- .... . . ...... l.K . 5 00 

White Oak ........" 2 50 

Bethlehem ...... r;.^ . 5 00 

Camp Creek .,. .v.^ 00 

ClearClreek ; 5 00 

Macedonia , . . . ..^. 2 00 

Marion .... . . . . , . . . . . . . ^.fife.. . 20 00 

Old Fort. .3fT .^,.5 00 

Round Hill . .> ;^. y 8 00 

Turkey Cove . . 2 00 

Zion HilL 1 00 



Big Level '. . >- .'.$ 5 00 

Chimrtey Rock pa2 00 

Cooper's Oap r%<.. 5 00 

"Green's Creek , , ^. . . 5 00 

Pleasant Hill J. .^'^:-.-:-25 00 

Silver .Creek .=i UC- 

Bethel : ..^ w... .1-5 00 

Bridgewater % ^Jjr- 5 00 

Cane XlJreek. -• 1^4. 2 00 

Dvsartsville ^-r.^^lO 00 

Harmony Grove 1/V'':20 00 

Montford'6 Cove T . 5 00 

Piney Knob . ^,; • •' • 5 00 

Pleasant Grove .' v^. 5 00 

Stone Mountain ■^■-d-b-^' 3 00 

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Mount Vernon 

Rutherford ton .-^it^ 



'20 00 

loOOO 



Shiloh . . . : 10 00 

Individual pledges as. follows : * 

J W Thompson-paid |1, M A Harvey 1, J H Callahan 2.50, Joseph :M 
Walker i. ' $443 50 ; individuals $5 50, making grand totsal of !j449 00. 
.In addition to above, a cash collection of $12 50 was obtained; 

Recurring ^to the motion^to adopt, it was unanimous- 
Iv'cohcurred in. ■ 

The following special orders were made : 

- Orphanage, 3PM to-day.^ State Missions, 10 A M to-morrow. 

The special order regarding all iiight- sessions being 
devoted to relisrious exercises, so modified as to allow the 
subject of Education to be made special order £or 7.30 this 



Recognized Elder J B Green as a messenger of viv^ 
Sandy Run Association.,, 

Adjourned to 2.30 P. M. 

- ■ ■.: AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment, the -Mode- 
rator In the chair. ' ' 

Oil motion of Elder CB Justice, the Aloderator was 
requested to- appoint. a' cornmittee of fi\'e to assist tlie 
brethrenatBill's Creek to adjust difficulties. 

Follo\\'ing is the"' committee : 



GREEN RTVER BAPTIST-ASSOCIATION, 



;:ider.4 O B Justice, Z T Whiteside, JSlbert Jac-kson and brethren J C 
Piire and A R Morgiin. .. ^ ' ^ ^ 

The report; of. standing xommittcc on Obituary was 
read/by A L :Riicker, of the committee, as follows : 

OBITUARY*— Elder EKjah Oliver I.ynch,^the 6th of the ten children 
of Laxton and Elizabeth Lynch,-ATas born in Rutherford countyj'N O, Sept. 
27tL, 1813. His parents migrated to this country from Virginia soon after 
the 'Revolutionary war and settled von Broad River, eleven miles -west of 
Rutherfordtoiv where they spentthe" remainder of their days, j, His only 
educational advantages were those of the -"old :fleld schools,''? ae they were 
then termed. The public school system was not originated until 1840,-^27 
year«^ after brother JLynch'sbirth/und were, consequently, of no personal 
Interest to him. iHe managed, however, -to learn to read veiy well, and 
had Bomeidea of Arithmetic and GHramniar ;^He w^as first married to Eleanor 
\^i Green, Jan'y 15th, 1835. ^She died on 28th of . Januarj% 1861, 4ea\dng J^-e 

[%'- " cliildreri, -He was married a second time to Easter Ledbetter, July 30, 1861, 

She, too^ died on the 5th of October, 1862^- bequeathing her four small chil- 
dren to her disconsolate husband. ti( Both of brotherLynch's wiv^s were ex- 
vceptionally good women. He was converted to Christianity oh .the 6th of 
May, 1839," and joined bill's Greek;' Baptist church ^n: the 19th of the same 
inqnth. j^is in0mbership was transferred to Robk Spring church, which 
was organize(J in 1847 or 1848. {Here he was licensed to.preach in 1857, and 
Jjjreachedhis initial sermon oriHhe '6th day of January, 1858, from these 
- Words : *'For w^hat is a man profited,4f he shall gain the whole world, and 
lose liis own soul? or what shall a ihan gain in exchange fori.his soul ?'[ 
Mat:.16:2t>. During the meeting of the Western N. C Baptist.Conv6ntion 
ai^Roek Spring, he .wa^ordained to the full Gospel ministi-y on the 2d day 
of September, 1860 ; the Presbytery consisting of Elders Thomas Stradley, 
Bally Buice, J C*Grayson, N Bo wen, Lewis-McCurry, Wade Hill andjothers. 
He waa3 a delegate to the Association from Bill's Creek in J.844-'45-'47'-50 
arid 51; and from Rock Spring, 1854-'66-'58-'59-'60-'61-'6B-'67-'^69-'71-'75-'78- 
• 79-'81 and '83. ,*He served on, the following committees :iJniOn meetings, 
1850-'^! • 'Book Concern, 1860; Arrangements" 1861 • to settle' difficulties ex- 
isting in Columbus church,, 1862; and Temperance, 1858, '69 and '71. He 
was xiorresponding messenger to ^alem Association, 1858 and 1863, and a 
delegate to the Western Baptist Convention, 1858-^59-' 63. He wrote the 
Circular Letter for the Green River Association at ^^he session of 1861 on 
tHe subject of:Temperance, -Rrhich your committee regard a,sthe ablest doc- 
ument, ujjon this subject, to be found among the archives of this body, fie 
was the readiest and best , Scripturist in the A.ssociation. ,Hq could give 
upon a moment's notice, book, chapter and verse of; anj*- given passage. 
He was a Jiving concordance, having read during, the last five /^^ears of his 
life the Bible through consecutively thirty-five, and the ^ New Testameht 
thirtj^-seven times," besides reading in ii disconnected way much more than 
this. Aside from his knowledge of the Bible he was well posted on Ful- 
ler's. Whitefield's,' Spurgeon's and Wesley's writings and sermons, togeth- 
er with those of other eminent divines and scholars. %.. - ■ 

A slight impediment in his speech ^ rendered, him non-acceptable as a 
jjreacher with many, while some doubted his lability and piety.' For this 
1 aid the additional trouble of a lung-aftection wliich seemed constitutional, 
he refused every pastorate tendered, no matter .how temptingly bestowed, ' 
and contented himself in' doing such, work as chance or circumstance ofl'er-' 
ed. Tin this way he :.wasn of only a great help to the regular ■ininistei's 
about him, but accomphshed a great deal of good to the churches. ^'Though 
-yearly becoming' m9rG and more enfeebled by his cough, he continued his 
rreguiar attendance at chm-ch iip to, and including the last regular meeting 
before his death. ; . ;: ,; "^ ■ ' ': ".o -■■.-':.'.' 

-Ahout a w^eek before his demise, -he collected together ;.all his; books 
and papers,. and after carefully arranging them remarked, that he w^ould 
never need them anymore. Overcome at last by a malady, which he had 
been fighting for many long and weary years, hfe took his! bed to rise no 
ino're. He had* lived to see .all of his children save one happily converted 




GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATTOX. 



tovOodjland .trusting in the -promise that the children of the Tighteous 
would,iiever be forsaken, be was ready now to rest. A Bbort time before 
hisend he begged hisfamily and friends not to leave him, but to stay and 
witness how triumphantly a chrifftian could die. 'On the 25tb day of Jan., 
1855, he quietly gav^ back his soul to its. Author, at the age of seventy-one 
years, three nibnths and twenty-ei?ht days, i • \ ' ;v> -" 

» At his own request, his remains were' interred between his two dece^is-' 
ed companions at Rock Spring church, where they await the resurrection 
of the just. On his tomb we jread : .' - r 

"Faithful servant of XJod well done ; , 

Rest from thy loved employ: 
The battle fought, the vict'ry won. 
Enter thy Master's jov." - 

■ J C SORRELS. ) 
H PORTRUM, - CJommirtep. 
ALRUCKER,) > . 
^ . P. S. — The last son, re/erred to above as being, out of Christ at his fath- 
er's death, -was soon, afterward converted; so that all of brotlier Lynch's 
children may now be regarded a»s humble followers of Christ. 

OOMMITTEIi 

Report adopjted. 

Report on deceased ministers read by J, C Price.' ^^ 

We, the committee on deceased ministers beg leave rto submit the fol- 
lowing : -'We feel very thankful to our Heavenly Father, that He has been 
.so kind and good to us, not to take anj^ of our ministers from us b}_^ death 
during the past year, and that we are able to meet -together again /^in an-. 
<>ther Association. ' Respectfully submitted. - - > 

J C PRICE, ■] " 

WH TAYLOR, * -Committee 
ELBERT JACKSON,! 

The report was adopted. . / ■ , - " 

N J Rollins, Chairman of the committee on Temper- 
ance,: read Ihe^ following. report : * 

V We, your committee on Temperance, beg leave to submit the foilow- 
ing.repqrt: We are proud to see the "prospect so encouraging, and chris- 
tians so determined to drive the evils of wliiskey ^from our niidst; and we 
. are proud to report that there are evidences. of progress, all along the line. 
Our report cannot be as full as we desire to make it on account of a want 
of fuller reports on this subject in the church letters on the Temperance 
questioii. We pray Grod to help the enliven raeihbership of this Associa- 
tion to abstain from the use of intoxicating hquors as a beverage, and nsc 
all means in their power to drive it from our midst, believing it to be t]u' 
greatest enem}^ of souls with which we have to contend, 
Respectfullv submitted, / "^ : 

V > N J ROLLING, 
. . ■ . J F EDWARDS, 

A SILVER, : 

On motion to adopt, Elder CB Justice, -Eld 
and J SXanad}^ spoke to the report,! and motion carried. 

The time for the consideration of the special order— 

the Baptist Orphanage— having arrived. Elder H D Har- 

ri 11 read as follows : ; ' 

Our Orphanage, org-anized Nov. 15th, 1884, has thus tar been a success, 
in every, department of the work. -We find that the necessary buildings 
are erected, though they need some repairs to niake them what they should 
be. There have'been registered up to thls'time 228 children. Of tbese, 96 
have been discharged* who\ are, with few exceptions, doing well. Nine 
have died and five went away without. leave. " At this tin^e there are at the 





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GREEN IITVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATIOK. • V.) 

Orphanage, 118 childreB. A i lumber of -these are/therehildren of our de- 
ceased brethren and fiisters, and entirely dependent upon us, -as a denomi- 
nation, for-theirsnpport. ^^*The poor shail-never cease out ^ of the land. " 
Therefore I. command 'thee, Baying, '*l?hau «hall open thy^iiandrTvide to thy 
brother, to thy^poor, and to thyliieedyin 43hedand." *.'l delivered the poor 
ij;iat cried, and the fathej-lese, and him that iiad hone tohelp him. ,, I -was a 
latherto thepoorJ'-*And ag^in,^-'AsI'do;«o dove." , ;' : . •, V 

-Brethren, these 118 children ai-e dependent upon us. RemBmber^hat 
the winter.'willsoon be here^. and they will uot-oniy need food,^butxjloth- 
ingto keepthem warm.'- 'Those^uow- at )-the Orphanage represent only a 
part of ihose who should be there: .^.Possibly twice as many more, are^as^ant- 
ing to IfO, .and; should be sent there, i'^ Therefore,- brethreii^ ^4et us inereaf^e 
our contrib'iitionf! to this departmeuD of the Lord^e-work, 

HDHARRILL, | 

L L DECK, ' " '^^ i Committee. 

R P HOLLIFIELD. | •, ^ 

A motioirwas made. to adopt the report. • 
EJder-HB'HarriU introduced J.;H:Mills, Supt.of the 
Oq^hanage, who made a splendid -^^ffprt in*- behalf of the 
orphans:" He was followed by J CCaddell, of the ** Re- 
corder.'- - ; . 

The following collection-was received and paid -to J 

H ^Miiis:. \- - ^^ .; .;.; ■.->.■■.•■■■■;;. :^;..--^ >;-:v. ;-■;-.■■- ■ ' 

■ .C B Justice So, J S Canady 5, A.L Gray sou. 5, J W Blan "5, W T KBell 5, , 
V O Sicks^: Misses Mamie Canady .-and XiindaScoggin, for little girls o^ 
Rutherfordton church |13^.10;T C Sihi#)^|5-pal<iln shoes. M M Landruml 
Mrs IVIaxtha Odom/J C Sorrels, JT C ^ag^,^S D..HarriU, Miss Mary. Wells, '' 
Adie A B,uckei*;00 Sorrels, vJ-C Price, JSVG'eer, Mrs J M WiUiams, fL,-L 
I>eek, T^P Covington, -CJB Justice, P P 5*fice; J M 'Smith,- J A. Hodge, T J 
Hampton, :Wm M. Whiteside,.- ^W L Blari,*D Efiuiitley^iMr:^ S^ Denton, 
JoBeph_Hodge,^MJ:-s'Mary McArthur, C W'WatMns, 'J M Toms, M H Jus- 
tice, A PMorganS,TGteo W Biggerstaff, J S Ganady, •John Brooks^ SGalla- 
Tiah, R H Barnes, T 3 Jones,^! A Davis,' W^-H Taylor," ; R H Moore,' John 
Waiie Sayne, each $l.O0^S38.O0. Hat collection, $17.^. LeroT Smith ^ye 
cents. Totals -cash^lD^ 00 ; >ahoes $5 j-graud .total |i03. 53.-^^ Besides ^ove. 
several *k>dds and ends" iarbhe'way of .contributions were handed to A JL 
Grayson, Treasurer, which I have not been able to get before closing report. 

The report was adopted, ; /^ - • • * ■ : 

Adjourned to 7.30 this evening./ 
. Benediction by Elde^- A G MaManaway, D.D. 

NIGHT SESSION, - _ 

-. Ass<#ciation".met at ,7.30 P. M. '■•: After music by chojr 
and prayer Jd}^ Elder W E; -Sorrelspthe bodywas called; to 
order by the Moderator. " - 

:Elde:r-GB Justice read a letter :. to deacons -^of New 
Prospect church, S.C., which was a^ appears 

in connection with request in the proceedings- of this 
mornings q. v.- :■.-.;, : ;.{ ; , - ! :^ ^- v, ''''." : 

Special ord^r— Education— discussed by J H INfills' 
and J -C GaddelL- On motion of -J, R Denton, adjournedv 

Benediction bv Elder G AA^-' Rollins. "^ . ' 



GREEN Rn^ER BAPTIST ASSOCIATIOX. 



T II T i; D D A Y M O K KING ' S E S S I O N 



Saturday, October, 



^d. 



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ThevAssociation met at 9.30 A. M 



The Moderator, after calling the Association to order, 
rea^l the 4"3d Psalm. Prayer, Elder J C Sorrels leading. 

The Minutes of yesterday were read by the cleric, and 
approved.^- 

The discussion on Education was continued by Elder 
C B Justice, after reading a letter from Elder W R Gwalt- 
ncy. agent. / ^■■-W-- ,, , "-^. -■:■,. 

jtThefoM owing chiirch pledges were made for ministe- 
rial education at Wake Forest College : 




Beulah.... ....... •. • ....|100 

Columbus ... . ....... .- -200 

Green River " 2 00 

Pleasant Grove. : . . 1 00 

Rock'Spring : - . . .-. 1 00 

^ fiver Greek, . . . , 2 OG 

ifce Oak..... 2 00 

ndge:\^^ter. ... . 2 00 

' 'Tmony Grove. 2 00 



I Chimney Roek f 1 00 

I Cooper's Gap ........ 1 00 

I PineyKnob. 100 

I Pleasant Hill • - ......... 2 00 

i Rutherfordton .... . ...... . . . . . 15 00 

i Stone Mountain . : . . . . 1 00 

j Bethel .;.......... ............ 5 00 

[Camp Creek. 1 00 

Marion 6 00 

t TVIount Vernon 3 00 

x^..,. . -— 1 00 



ountain C*reek 5 00 

Old Fort. ... . . . . : .'. -2 00^ r^^ound Hill 

Tirrkev Cove ,. I 00^^# I ^ 

T D Walker (self.) .-.,...... : . . 1 (JO 1 ! Total pledges ......... 

' The hour for specialorder — State" Aiissions 



. . . |60 00 

-ha vino- 



arrived, 'it was agreed to extend time to 1 1 o'clock with 
the hope that Eider C Durham would arrive on the train 
bv that time. ;.- '\ ;- ^^ *. ■ ' '^ 

Brother John Martin Walker read the report on Pe- 
riodicals, " . : -; : ■ " - ' ,„ * 

REPORT. ON PERIODICALS. 
Brethren: — We subniit tfie vfoHowing- report: We recommend the 
"Biblical Recorder" ^as the or&an of the Baptist State Convention; the 
"Foreign Mission Journal" as tne organ of \Poreign Mission Board.of the 
Southern Baptist Convention; "Charity and (children," representing the 
Baptist Orphanage, Thomas'V'ill^, K C., as educational helps to us in un- 
derstanding, the 4irue characters and wants of the different departments of 
the Lord's wor^-We would l>e glad to know that these :Periodiciy^ were 

being read in all the families connected with this Association. "" 

estlv recommend thera to the patronage of all our people. 

.JOHN M WALKER, 
T O-SMITH, 
JERRY JACKSON, ) 

^ On motion to adopt, J CGaddoll, Elders M M Lan- 
drum, J R Denton, G W Rollins and HD^Harrill spoke. 
Many subscribed .were obtained-^38 for "Charity and 
Children,'' about 30 for "N. C.^Baptist," and a good list 
for the "Asheville Baptist" and the "Recorder.'' 
The report was-adopted.^ 



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niil^CX lUVEK BAPTIST ASSOCiATfOK 




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Chimney Rock SI 00 

Cooper's Gap . 3 00 

Green River 5 oO 



The hour for ^ic consideration of State Missions iiav- 
'inf>- arrived, brother j S Canady .read the following: 

. '"^Dear Brethren : When we look out upon the field -of North Carolina, 
./■we see tliatit is "white unto the harvest," audAve not only pray the Lord 
^^-'-send more laborers into the vineyard, but- we realize that there is a 

f erand wqrk before ub that- the Lord requires at our hands; that uhjle tliere 

vision the -unde 

God's Word an 

w^hatsoever is right, ^ „ . 

also into the vineyard and whatsoever is right, thnt shall ye receive* 

3Iat. 20 :7.- What'can we say then ? Can we stand idle when the ISIiice- 
.donian cry— "come over and'help us"— is continually ringing in our ears, 
•and Ihe command of God— "Go"— is •staring us in the face? God forbid. 
:;,but let us go- forward, and with our months and our means, with our hearts 
f.-i-iplifted to God, take and cultivate the field that is so plainly spread out 
■^nDefoi'^ US. Re^ipectfullv submitted. 

J S CANADY, I 
' R H MOORE, . } Committee. 

NOAH hill; ) 
Pending motion lo adopt, J S Canady, Elder C B Justice, 
I" C CaddelJ and Elder J C Sorrels spoke to the point. 
The following- churches pledged^for State Missions 

Big Level ". ^3 00 

Columbus 5 00 

Green's Creek 1 00 , 

Pinev Knob: ^ 2 00 r Montford's Cove 5 

Pleasant Grove i! 00 i ! Pleasant Hill o 00 

RockSpring 400 ;] Rutberfordtoh 100 00 

Silver Creek. ^ 5 00 li Stone Monni#in 2 00 

Whitl'Oak 3 00 .' Bethel r. 10 00 

iBethlehem 5 00 -, Bridgewater .7 10 00 

?anip Creek...' -4 00 1 1 Can^ Creek -. 1 00 

Jlear-Creek 10 OU i| DysartsAille . . . .-. 5 00 

[ai-monv Grove 5 00 ji Macedonia, .t : . 1 00 

Mountaiii Creek 20 00 ]i Marion . . . . . . . , ., ;-^ ........ .. .15 00 

Mount Vernon 15 00 i Old Fort «... ... 5 00 

Round Hill 4 00 l! Turkey Cqye. . 1 00 

Total amount pledged by churches. .-. .... .... . $257 00 --r— 

Individual pledges for same are as follows f 

J H Callahan $2 50, J A Wilkerson (paid) 1, J S Canady 5, N B Hamp- 
ton (oaidj 1, Miss Alice IVIilier 50 cents, Mias Emma Scoggin 1, ALPitman 
1. M MLandrura {paid) 2, C B Justice (paid) 5,- Jos M Walker 1.60,- D M 

Smith 1. Z T Whiteside 2. Individual pledges $23*50. Grand total, S280 50 

Report adopted. 

It was proposed by Elder CB Justice, that the Asso- 
ciation contribute money to ::,buy, a horse for Elder J C 
Sorrels, who is doing mission work under the auspices of 
the State Mission Board, in the counties of Burke and 
McDowell. A cash collection of I26 was obtained, and 
brethren N B' Hampton, J S Canady and J- C Price were 
appointed to solicit subscriptions in cash to increas^ the 
;'.f amount. Adjourned for dinner. 

l^ened iction bv Dr. M M Landruni. - 




GREfeN RH^ElP. BAPTIST "ASSOCIATIOK.: 



.d 2.30 



P . M. an •[ cal ] ed to o rcl e r 



The-Association met 
l3y the Moderator. -• - - .. - 

,AnnouncemeKts.— raider G, W Rollins will preach. in 
the Methodist church at-once/^^:^^^^^^' :' 

The jiext session of the Green River Sunday sc>5ool 
Association will meet-with the church at^ Green Riven on 
Saturday before^5th Sunday irk November jiext^' , ' 

The Assoclational Board of Missions* will;rneet ,with 
them on Friday.' 

The:.committee to adjust ..difficulties at Bill's Creek 
will meet with; that church on Satui'da}^ before £1^ Sun- 
day in. November. 

The following -sums were paid by the persons, named 
to assist Elder J C Sorrels to buy a horse for liis mission 
work: ^ ' ' 

MM Landruni $5 00 

J S tJanadv 5 GO 

BBt^rice,... -^ ; 4 00 

RH Moore.. 5 00 

IST B Hampton . . . . . .* ..... - 3 50 

A D K Wallace , 1 00 

AT Morgan . .....: 1 00 

J H-Callahan. i'^. 1 00 

Zl^Whiteside-. ...... ,.;,.. 50 

Miss Ehnma Scoggin .. . . . .jr. ■ • 75 

J W. Thompson. C , . ; . . 50 

I M Reel.. '..... 50 

J C Caddell 25 

A F Bright 50. 

Total.- .^..-.. ....," . . . . §60 50 

which being added to |26 collected before, no w^ amounts to $86.50. ' 

Brother Sorrels tried toJ:hank the Association for this evidence of 
their appreciation of him and his work, but unlike his -iisual efforts, this 
speech -sj^as a failure — too thankful to speak, ,-' /^ - - ' 

A-L Grayson,' chairman, read the report t)n Finance : 

The committee «n Finance respectfully submit the .following report : 
The churches have sent up |36.75 for Minutes. We recommend that the 
Clerk be paid-$10 for his services, and that he furnish blank letters to tlie 
churches, and have Minutesrprinted with the balance— f 26.75. - We farther 
recommend that the Clerk be allowed to retain $2.^0, Tvhich'he has collect- 
ed on Minutes of last Association, for extra sei'vices rendered. 

A D GRAYSON, i 



C B Justice . .' f^5 00 

J C Price.. • ... .. 5 00 

PP Price : 4 00 

A L Grayson 4 00 

T-C Page.,., . 1 00 

1 00 

2 00 

1 00 

. , . . . 50 

.'^ . . . 1 QO 

' 5 00 

. . . . ; 2 00 
..... 50 



A L Pucker 

A W Morgan . - - 

H Portrum 

T C Smith 

Joseph .Scoggin 
MH Justice — ; .^'. -- 
Jolm Washburn \..l 
X J Carpentei* 



B B PRICE, 
O I NELSON. 



! Committee. 



The report was adopted. 
. A ;dL Grayson, Treasurer of Association, read his arn- 
11 ual reporti which was adopted and referred to TC Smith, 
J S Canady and WL'- Lynch as an auditing committee. 

Se^ report elsewhere. ^ 

The following, known, as the "Centennial Committee 
of American Missions,''' Avas announced, who^e busines^^ 



GRF^EN PJVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



will be to prepare subjects and arrange forspeakers at the 
next annual -meeting of this bod}^ : Elder C B Justice, 
Chairman*; Eider H 1) Harrill and brother A Silver. 

,: The committee on, Sunday schools -and Co]jX)rtao(j 
reported through 'A ^F Morgan as follows : ^ ^^ "- 

■ Your coiniuittee t)eg leave-to TepoH.that the Sunday stihools have ac- 
complkheda grand Avork in the bounds of this Afisociation; and while \vt^ 
believe that much and lasting good has 'been done, and the work has great- 
ly advanced, v^^eregret that every church has not established a good Sun- 
day school. .This department of christian work has become so widely, 
extended that but few churches are recognized as being efficiently equipped 
whichdo not> establish --and naaintain Sunday schools. The churches now 
seem 'to need no argument to eonvince4hem \>f the necessity, of this work, 
and amid the many interests thatdaim our attention as workers for Christ, 
there are few which appeal to our sense of religiou& obhgations with great- 
er urgency than this. What-can he more hkeiy to secure the approving 
smiles of Him who took little children/in His arms and blessed them, than . 
to plant in the tender hearts of youth the principles of Heavenly xruth, ^ 
and; ir this noble -work, ?te,ach them a'^'Defihite iReligion ?' ' We recom- 
mend %hat the schools ause 'as helps the international lessons, -pnblished by 
the American Baptist Publication Society, and "EZind Words" literature. 

We also recommend the appointment of a iGorporteur ]jy thit^ Ai^socii - 
tion, for at least six. months during the coming year. 
Ptespectfullv submitted. - 

. * JCI^RICE. ) 

• A F -MORGAK, - d.nm.Aico 
W S WALKER. ) 

A motion was made to adopt. 
Dr Landrum made a statement relativt^ to the 
tCaddell, Elders M M .Landrum, 
plover spoke to the report, 
^dges were^made for<iolp(M-tage work 

Bridgewater .^^'. 

Dysarts\4ile .- - 

Marion., .- 

M M Landrum .... 



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in. the State. I 
Sorrels and W 
-The followim 

Green Piver. .....: .. . . ^^'^ . .'f2 00 i 

Bethel.-.. .... .... .--■ ,,.2 00 

Camp Creek ... .^.. 1 00 

Harmony Grove ^. 5 00 

Turkey €ove . . 1 00 

A FMorgan . . . . . 5 00 '' Total S36 00 

Ifhtherfbrdton . . - .......1000;; 

The report was adopted, but no action taken in ^-eier- 
ence to appointment of colporteuiv 

CO Sorrels read the following, which was. adopted : 

Your committee onlSrominations submit the following : -To the Baptist 
State Convention, which' meets at Goldsboro,N.C., November 10th, 1891 — 
Elders Z T Whiteside, M M Landrum, C B Justice, J R Den ton, 'HD Har- 
rill, and brethren KB Hampton, A L Ruck'er, A L Grayson,' A P Morgan 
^nd B B Prices /" ^ .. 

:"'Ta^ Southern Baptist Convention, which meets at Atlanta, Ga., Mav 4, 
1892- --Elders MM Landrum, C B Justice, alternate. 

To preach Introductory ^sermon at next session of this body— Eiders 
C B Justice, M M Landmm, alternate. 

CO SORRELS, ) 

P P PRICE, - Committee. 

RICH'D LEDBETTER, J 
On motion, all speakers are limited to ten niinute.s 
durine remainder of this session. 




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I ^ GREEN RI VEli BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

* The clerk, by request, read the following for commit- 
tee ori State of I^eUoji'on : ' , 

While there is a seeming advanpein soiiie;thingiB, onlj- 105 have been \ 
ndded to the churches by baptism, during the .last year. Whil6 . we are 
grateful to the Lord for these, we fear there is sometliing ^\Tou|; ; that t?iere. 
is a cause for the converting power being withheld, v Is our ministry alive 
and awake ? Is |Our piety ana zeal active, gi\4ng out >a. cleai: light on the 
pathway of lifef ' We fe^r that some of our watchmen have'tumed to the 
usual avocations of life— the plow handles, behind the counters,' iind in the 
.school rooms-^the silver trumpet of the Gospel laid aside for a time. Is it 
because they sraust do this to provide for their liouseholds*?;-. Then what 
..are the thousands of -cliristianfi— Baptists of this Adfeociation-^doing to al- 
low th.is?. Are they alive to the tremendous^ fact that this wor|d is rapidly 
passing up before the bar of ;God, manj' of them unprepared .? ^het us, 
each and all/ask ourselves this question : Am I doing all I can in the place 
to whicb God has called me, to convert the world to Jesus ? Oh ! for more 
of the Spirit of the Master! J G SORRELS, f, 

/ ^ JHTAYLOR, Committee. 

TO PAGE, . i 

On motion to adopt, remarks were .made by Elders 
C B Justice, Z T Whiteside, \VH Glover, and brother J 
S Canady. The report was adopted. ^ 

Eld^r Z T Whiteside read the following report which 
was discussed by Elders J Rl^enton and ZTWOiiteside, 
brethren 5 GCaddell arid cj S Canady^ Adopted. 

Your committee on Home Missioiis beg leave to report : Foreign Mis- 
sions is„ probably, the most important of any of the agencies with whicli 
we, as a denomination, have to do, on account of the millions ^T^e are try- .. 
ing to 'reach, through, tliis agency; but the next in iulportance, so far as 
numbers are concerned, is .the work ol* the Home Mission Board. This; 
-Board is trying to reach ^ll destitute -localities mthin the bounds of the 
Soutbfern Baptist Oonvtntion,— Indians, negroes, the Foreign populations 
which are coming within our borders. This Board is also ; cloing a great . 
work in the beautifu^island of Guba. - Now, the destitution within the 
limits of the territory named sliould be supplied; and we, according to our 
ability, should contribute to the support of the .missionaries in the home 
field. These are being employed and ^entto'the work as themeans^are^ 
furnished by tha Baptist people of the South. ':The'-outlook: for this work 
is encouraging. It has prospered and v.ill, we feel assured, continue to 
Drosper as the vears 2:0 bv. Z T WHITESIDE. 1 

J R DENTON, ' Committee 
N SCOGGIN,: i 

Church pledges for Home Missions are as follows : 

Big Level... ...........'..... §2 00 [[ Green River... :... . 

Cooper's Gap 2 00 1 Pleasant HUl. - . . 

Puiey Ejiob . 2'00 .; Rutherfordton 

Rock Spring l 00 ,|, Stone Mountain 

Silver Creek S 00 I' Bethlehem^ 

Bethel".... ..: 5 00 ;; Camp Creek-.. 

Bridgewater . ' 2 00 f| Harmony Grove 

Dysartsville 2 00 i Mountain Creek 

. Marion : ... 5 00 i,; Old Fort 

Mount Vernon 10 00 |; .- ■ - 

RoundHUl.,. . 2 00 jj Total . . . . mi 00 

Columbus ■ 5 DO ;! , ■ : ' ^ . - 

-Individual pledges for Home Missions are.as follows: 

Z T Whiteside $1,^ J W Thompson 1; Miss Deona Lynch,-- Cuban niis- 
sions (paid) 60 cents. Total for Indi^idv.als S2.C0, Grand total >11 3. 60. 




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i\i M Liiiidruni read a letter from Elder C A AVood- 
• son, Secj^^Iinisters' Reliefs Board, 'V^ N: C, and 

spoke of the needs of this Board. Elder C B- Justice ob- 
jected to. this additiqnar burden, and thought that the 
churches-should provide for 'theirsuperar)uated preachers. 

A L- Rucker favored the recognition of this ^iBoard, 

and read t'he:f oil owing resolution and moved, itsadoptiqn : 
Resolved, That we trv to raise among our churches, ditring" the cohiinp: 
year, S50 for MinistersVTlelief Board. ' ^ H D HARRILL. 

: Elders; H 43 Harrill 'and J R Denton *spoke favorin g 
its adoption. Elder C^B Justice thinks he was misunder- 
stood in liis first talk. 

'Ilie resolution was adopted. 

IVB Price read a resolution of thanks, as follows, 
which was adopted without/discussion. ;' , . > 

I2esoZ?jed, That this Association'ret'um its thanks to the church and all 
the Mends of this town and community, for the kind hospitality wMch 
I they have shown -in entertaining .this Afisociation; and to the Rail Road 

Companies for reduced rates. • B B PRICE. 

X B Hampton read: 

iiCsotoed,:That this Association tender its thanks to Elder ;M M Lan- 
drum, its honored,!- pious,' and consecrated Moderator, for his courteous, 
punctual and impartial management -of all the busincHS of the body; and 
])rayGod'.s richest blessings on him and all his charges. N B Hampton. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Query from Mount Vernon : "Is it to the glory of God to use instru- 
mental music in the churclies ? " 

Answer *'Let each -church decide this matter for itself."' 

The committee on reli2:ious exercises announced that 
Eider M M Landrum would preach in the Baptist and 
Elder Z T Whiteside in the Methodist church at n A M 
tomorrow; . . ^^ 

Miss Lala Bland, nine years old, sang two songs, "^^^^p^ she accompa- 
nied on biie organ, while a collection to get her a musi(^^^uc|tion was 
taken. -amounting to f4.31. ^ ^ , ^^B ^ 

"Wlicn a motion to adjourn was made, a feeling of slyness pervaded 
T lie entire audience- 
Elder C B Justice thanked ,the body, for meeting this year with his 
church ; it had been an inspiration to him and his brethren, and results 
could only be ascertained in etCLrnity. - • - , 

While the choir sano;-^: , " 

,' 'Nearer my God to' thee," and 
" "All hail ! the power of Jesus' name," 
t lie bretiireu engaged in taking the parting hand, 

TJhs wi?s alike the saddest and sweetest hour of the session,— saddest 
because the brethren must give up an intercourse so pleasant,— and sweet- 
est because of the presence of the Holy Spirit. ' < 

Prayer, Elder J R Denton leading. 
The Moderator declared the Association vadjourned. 
M.M. LANDRUM, Moderator. ^ 

Adin L. Rucker. Clerk. 



GIIEEN RIVEK BAPTIST ABBOCIATIOX, 



.SUNDAY S:SERV1CES. 

Elder M M Landrum preached in the Baptist chureli at 11 A M Irom 
"Draw nigh to God arid He will drawiiigh to you."T- James 4 : S. Elder Z 
T Whiteeidepreached in theMethodist church at the-same hour from St. 
John 17:17. ^'Sanctif^rthem through thy truth ; thy word is truth." 

At 2 P M Elder J G Sorrels preached in the Baptist church from Gone- 
esis 32: 28. "As a prince hast thou power with God." 

This -records the end- of the fifby-first Annual Session of the Green 
River Baptist Association. -Altogether, this session, was among the best 
of ail its annual gatherings — liberal, hospitable, charitable and full of ti;!e 
Spirit of the Master, : / . ;. 

The attendance throughout the entire session was-large and the hos pi- 
tali ty of the people, i'egardless of denominational lines, was full, free and 
overflowing. Collections for Foreign Ml 5siDn $11.00. CLERK. 

The following from Elder G P Bostick, MiBsionary to China addressed 
to Elder C B Justice, 'WHl be read with interest. It was intended to be 
read before the Association, but was neglected at the proper time,-^the 
consideration of Foreign Missions,-^but we are sure the brethren will be 
pleased t-o hear from one of our former members, who is devoting his life 
to the work of spreading the jGrospel In a foreign land : 

CtlEFOO, CHINA, AugiTsl feth. 1891. 
To the Churches of the G-reen River Amodation: 

My Dear Brethren and Sisters :— -In the goodness of a kind Heavenly 
Father, I am kept to be able again to address a line to you, as j^ou shal} 
assemble by Messengers to delfberate upon matters pertaining to the King- 
dom of God. Prom my far away home, surrounded by the idolatry anH 
darkness of the heathen, I greet you in the name of our common Master, 
and pray that the blessings of the Holy Spirit may-abide with each one of 
you. Since you last met, God has greatly sustainedme in my loneliness 
and Sadness^- occasioned by the death of my dear T\^fe, and seridirig my 
only child to America. It has been inexpressibly harder because,' for the 
most part, I could do no work, except study on -the language. This con- 
stant ivork on the language told over me ^re the close of last year, so that 
this year I have been able to do but little work pn books; but have been 
enabled to go into the eountrj^ and preach Christ to the people, and I have 
found real joy in this work. ^^ ^ 

My general health has been good; I have not found iiiany eager peo- 
ple to hear the Gospel, Tbut every where have" found some who were willing 
to listen. I am, as best I can, sowing the seed by the waters. 'To give the 
increase, belongs' to God ; to work, is ours. I am' riot, in' any way, dis- 
com^ged, because I^am conscious of doing God-r given work. I do hot 
know when China will be converted. , It will be a long time yet, but God's 
command ip iis to give then! the Gospel is binding, though th«iy may final- 
ly reject it. -As I feee it, much of the time and money of many missionaries 
have been spent in tr\'ing to ci^i-lize China and -get her ready for the Gos- 
pel This is, I think, a great mistake, and we of our Mission here do noth- 
ingi)Ut preach Christ. The great need of China is many more godly, ear- 
nest men who will give themselves to a io\ang proclamation of Christ, — 
God's onljr remedy for sin,— and wait on God for results. ' 

The Chinese are d^Tng, A ISaLLIOK A MONTH, andgoLnginto etern- 
ity without God and without hope,^ where no i^ay of hope can ever reach 
them ! Oh! brethren, help to send them the truth of Christthat has saved 
you! Do not worry about reshlts; that is God's affair, if we do our duty, 
in this pro \ance are 36,000,000 of people ^ith only ten men and women to 
give them the Truth as we hold it. 

I am glad to see that most of the churches in your bounds are contrib- 
uting to this w^ork. ■ Xet none say that, because it is designated to me,' Fm 
getting a very large salary— only $450, to support myself and Child. AJ] 
that^'ou contribute" goes t-o the Board, and aids to the spread of the Gos- 
pel in heatheft lands.. - 

-^'I have no^special report to make for the past yeai". I am doing best I 
can, trusting in God to guide, protect, - and bless me. Among you all, 
some will have fallen during the past year. One by one we are going-- 



GREEN RTVEH BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. '21 

_ ,, _ .„....;_ <__ '. - -. . '-. : — '■ ■ — 

going' to God and.judginent ! How stands the ;acoount ^ with each of U8 ? 
Are we ready to^o? Have we been faithful w-lth all .that God has given 
us? 1 can only ' an8wer^ic)r myself; now and hereafter^ Np one else can 

"l answer for any one of you. „ . 

I] May Heayen^a t3hoicest blessings rest upon all of you, making you rich 

in faith and good-works. May the love of God, the grace of our Lprd Je^us 
Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy -Spirit abide with you all. Amen I 

2 Please pray for^me, and the lost Chinese. 

1 , ' Fraternailv yours, in the Lord. 

I ■" ' ... ,Q p BOSTICK. • 



Constitution of the Green River Baptist Association. 

This Association Bhall be knowjiyas the-.Oreen River Baptist Aasociii- 
tion, and ahallT^e composed of Baptist churches whose articles, of faith and 
constitutions are in liarmony witiirthose of the Association. -;^>^u '; . 

Each church shall be -allowfida represent.ation of ;two delegates, in ad- 
dition to their regular ordained ministers, and every church of over50 mem- 
bers shall be allowed one additional delegate for^veiy fifty additional 
■members. V '."';,■;,.■ ■^■■:^ ^ . ,,.:•■"-<:,' ^"'■■■'- - •■;■.'.: '."■■•:-■: , "^, ' 

The priniafy^ obiecte of the Association shall be to encourage-and sup- 
port ^ake Forest' jt)ollege ; x'to educate young « men jcalled of^,God/to the 
ministry and approved by the churches.tjo which they belong^; to etncour- 
age education among the people of ihe State ; = to support the Gospel in the 
. destitute portions of theState aJxA of the Southern baptist Gonventiou; to 
<' send the Gospel to the nations that have it not;>to encourage the distribu- 
\tion and stucfy of the Bible and a sound religious Jiterature; to assist. Bap- 
tist churches in the erection of houses of worship; to encourage the pix)per 
care of indigent orphan chilaren and destitute and aged ministers of the 
'Gos])el; to encourage the organization rand t support 'Of Baptist Sunday 
4 schools, and to co-operate with the Baptist State Convention in all its de- 

J partmehts of .labor. 

1 This Association sliall meet annually on Thursday before the first Sab- 

1 bath in October. '• -; 

i The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk and Treasu- 

f rer, who shall be elected by the Association, and continue in office until 

I their successors are elected.:,. 

I " The Moderator shall preside or fill the chair, by calling some member 

I * of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance Tiith Mell's Parlia- 

I mentarj^ Practice. - 

I 'The clei'k shall ree<^d the proceedings, conduct the •con'espondence,- 

- and publish and distribute the Minutes. 

TJie Treasurer, shall receive all funds contributed by. the churches or 
I ^ individuals to the objects of the Association, ^j-eceipting \ the contributors 

I for the same, and forward all contributions to their proper destination,. and 

I make a full report of all receipts and disbursements to the.lAssbciation at 

t it3 annual sessions, and on^*etiring ifroin his office turn over to his succes- 

I . sor all moneys, papers and. books belonging thereto. : - ' ^^ 

I There. shall be appointed by the Association at each session a Board of 

f Missions and Sunday schools, consisting of one member from each church 

I belonging to the Association and several otlier, brethren ^ livingin Buther- 

I fordton or its! immediate vicin Ity, five of wh om shall constitute a quorum, 

j^ which, during the Intervals between the meetings of .the. A8sociation,^hali 

I have charge of the various . interests .and objects .fostered by- the-Aj^ocia- 

l tion^ and shall.'encourage the churches to give liberally ,theretp| and i>haH 

I make a full report of its work^ including .such suggestions-xelatiye, thereto 

I us it niay thiiik advisable, to the Association at its annual sessions. ,. ■ -— 

. . The President, or in case -of his death or- disg[ualificatioii, any three 

members<)fthe Board, m.aycaU a m.eeting thereof. .>.V~-/ 
- This Gftnstitution may be. changed or amended at an}- anaiual session 

bv two- thirds of the representatives present voting in the ainrniative. 

-C. B. JUSTICE. 



GREEK Hn^R BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Association Covenant. ^ 

■ . "^ 

■~A -PT^TPT-p 1 We believe in one only' living and true God, and that 
aei^™ttoS persons m the Godhead-.the Father, the Son, and the Holy 
'wt— flud these are. one in substance, and equal m power and glor\\ r 

2 We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New 'Pfestaments are the 
^ Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. : 

3. We beheve in the doctrine of original sin. ■ / _ - 

4 We believe in man's impotency t-o recover ; himsfelf from the fallen 
Estate he isin bv his own free , will and ability. ^ - ; - 

5 We beiieve that sinners are justified in the sight of God only through 
the imputed righteonsness^of Jesus Christ. ; \^, / ■ 

,6. We believe the saints shall persevere m grace, and that they never 
laiitoallyfallaway. .l,;;-^, _^^^^^^ ■^ — ' ' >• ^. • • '\, 

' r^ We ijelieve that Baptism and the Ix)rd's Supper are ordinances msti- 
ited'by Christ,-and that true believers are the only proper subjects thereof. 

S. We believe immersion is the only spiritual mode of baptism. 

9. ~VVe believe that 310 person has aright to administer the ordinances 
biit siich as are regularly called and qualified thereto. "^ ' - , - 

10. W^e believe-in the resurrection jof ;;the -dea-d, -and a general judg- 
-"' ment: that the punishment of the wicked -shall be everlasting, and the joys 

'^ of the -righteous eternal. - ; ' - • •. 

\'^-^^, 11. We, the mfembers of the GreenEiver Baptist Association,^ agreeing 

M-io the-above Articles of Faith, do; for and in behalf of the ;chur6hes which 

^' -we repi^seat, covenant and a^ree, and. give ourselves up to each other in 

church and Christian fellowship, in order to keep up the Tinityx)f the spirit 

in the bonds of peaoe, and to assist each other in all matters of distress, 

and to prav for each other s prosperity. ^ - - 



Rules <x)f Order. 

PwULE 1. "Everj^ meeting of business ishall be opened and closed with 
prayer, either by the Moderator or ■ some T^rother whom he shall appoint. 

,2. Each speaker_^shall arise and -address the Moderator on spy subject 
to be discussed. ; "" ^ . j ' • - - ^, - " -^ -' 7 . c ' / ':-■: 

3. No motion Bhairi]>e debated unless seconded. No member shall 
speak more than twice (twenty m^iutes each,) on the same motion T\ith- 
out special leave of the Association. 

4. The Moderator and Clerk shall be chosen by ballot, and continue in 
office until their successors are elected. - 

6. Every -question shall be decided by the living voice, unless other- 
wise directed: ■ ./. ; r :.-:'■' ; .; " 

6. During the hours of business all private conversation, walking 
across or out of the house, without permission ^f the Moderator first ob- 
tained, shall be deemed a breach of order. 

■ 7. The names of members shall be called each day previous to proceed- 
ing to business. -' - 

8. All resolutions shall be reduced to ^Tnting, signed by the mover, 
and handed to the Moderator or Clerk before they are debated, ^ ,: . 

, 9. When a question is under debat-e, no motion .shaU be received but. 
to adjourn, to postpone indefinitely, to. commit, to lay on the table^ or to 
amend, which severalmotions shall have precedence in the order in which 
they are arranged. But no motion or proposition on a subject .different 
from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment. 

10. ^\Tien amotion has once been made and carried in the affirmative 
or negative, it shall be in order for any member who v^oted with the ma- 
jority to move for reconsideration thereof on the same day. ! 
— , 11. When the Teading of .any paper is called for, and objected to by 
^any menaber, it shall be determined by a vote of the Association. , _ ' 

12.< No member shall absent himself _ in time of business, unless he be 
sick and unable to attend. ' 



GIlI.:EN KIYEli BAPTIST ASSOGIATIOK, 



13. All qiieBtiors, except such jik I'elate to the Constituii'on, shall he 
decided by ii majority vote. 

14. Should the ^toderator fail to enforce t]ie foregoing reg-ulations, he 
<hal] be re^^arded an untrue to his trust, and shall be liable to be reminded 
of hiK doty by any member pre'-ont. 



Order of Business of Green River Association. 

1st, Fix time of meeting and adjourning- I. 
- V. -2d, Call for messengers j)resent without letters from their churclieK. 
.'■ 3d, 'Call for application for inemhei'ship in this body. 
^ '. '4th, Appoint committees on Preaching and Pinance. 

, ' .6th, Recognize, in their official capacity, any present who may repre- 
sent general jdenominationalinterests. 

€th, Call for coreespondents, renewing the call at the opening of each 
^^morning session. 

;7th, Invite ministers of our denomination to seats with us, renewing 
tlie call at the opening of each morning session. 

Sth, Appoint committees on State, of Religion, State, Home and For- 
<iign Missions, Sabbath schools. Temperance, Education, Orphanage, De- 
ceased Ministers, Nominations in State and Southern Conventions, urging 
treport* soon as possible. 

9th, Miscellaneous burtiuess. 
. UOth, .'Appoint a brother of the church to which he belongs, beginning 
with oldest churchy to write a historical sketch of same. 
.^ 11th, Give ah opportunity to present the claims of Foreign, Home and 
, State Missions, and Orphanage, with any other general interest supported 
" m* this body. . ' . 

,., 12th. Fix time and place of next meeting, and appoint the introducto- 
,^ vy preacher and alternate ; also the minister to preach the missionary ser- 
'- mou. 

loth, Ai*range general i.or union) meetings. 

14th, Appoint correspondent-s to mother, bodies. 

1 5th, Call for reports of committees. V. 

16th, Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conventions. 

17th, Elect Executive Board, provided for in Constitution. 

ISth, Arrange for printing, distributing Minutes and paying Oierk. 

19th, Adjourn. 









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Bethlehem. . .> . • . . ♦ .- 

Bridgewater. 

Chimney Rocli. . . 

Columbus.... 

Cooper's Gap. 

Cane-, Creek, 

Camp Creek.. - .' 

Cherry Spring 

Catawba.. 

Clear Creek 

Dysartsville ...... 

Green's Creek 

Green Kiver 

Harmony Orove 

Montford's Cove 

Marion .^ ... ... 

Macedonia 

Mountain Creek 

Mount Vernon 

Old Fort -.... 

Oak^rovei: 

Piney Kjiob 

Pleasant Grove — ... 

Pleasant Hiil 

Rutherfordton (S S Missions S11.80 

Round Hill, 

Rock Spring 

Silver Creek ; 

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2Q. (C &C., 2 subscriptions last year 

Turkey Cove - . . . . , . , ., .\ . . . 

White Oak..... ;......:...... :...... 

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Collections at Association ... 

J XOibbs .-....;.. 

L T Jackson. -- ...... 

Rev Z T :^Tiiteside .:.... 

Rev J C Sorrels ... . ..: . t .. . . .: ^^ . . j 

Rev AB Mashburn .... ; 

Rev C B Justice.-. . . • 

Rev C Durham.... . .*. j 

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H.H Gibbs... 

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TREASURER'S REFOllT—iCoviinved. 
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J SCanady.- .j S 

Thomaa Morris . . - , i 

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D T TVlcArthiir 

D P Fortune: ....... j 

Miss Loil Morrifs . . . | 

A W Morg-an, ... j i 5 

H Portmin:^. \ 5 

Rev. WH Glover ..j |- 2 

William Flynn i i 

J L Lattimore i 

J;B Price.;..... ! ' 

D D Fortune. . . | j 

J W Thompson I i 

IM Frady.. | i 

R S Owens I ! 

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R K Wilson--. . , 

Rev M M Landrum — .1 ! 

R P Geer.... . !. | 

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J MJToms.... ... .^ : i ! ; ... 

Rev J C Sorrels find ^^^fe ... j ...;... L 

D P .Londermilk ...,'.... ' . . | ;......... 

PatBv Dixon.. i 

J OMelton. .^ .... | , . .* 

John M Walker : | •••.........!.. . 

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Received of Cilban Mission 60 cte ; rec'd of S. S. Mission $11.80. 
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Grand total received, all sources $1033 

Paid out dui'ing the _year as follows: 

To Hev J C Son-els, State missions .... : S202 40 

To Rev C Durham, State missions 5 00 

To J D Boushall, Treasui-er ; 5 00 

To J D Boushall, Treasurer, Foreign JVIissions 

To J D Boushall,-Treasurer, Home Missions . . .'. - . 

To J D Boushall, Ti-easurer, Ministerial Education 

To J D Boushall, Treasurer, Sunday school missions ...... 

To J D Boushall, Treasurer, Guban' missions . . . ; . : v 

To Thomas H Briggs, Treas., Endowment Wake Forest. ^ 

To H Ti Watson, Treasurer, Drphanage . . - . . ....... ... 35 ST 

To J^I (Hilliai'd, Treasnrer, Orphanage ....:. 16 63 

To J H Mills, Sapt;. Orphanage 102 90 



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XPlE-A.STJI^EIl'S HE I>OR,T— Continued. 

To J D Boushall, Treasurer, Orphanage. . . .... . . . . . . ■ ... S 3 74 %ilo7 91 

To Rev J C Sorrels, special collection .,....,.. 86 (X* 

To overpayment White Oak clmrch, For, missions, 1890. . 2 28 

Total paid out. * $]033 85 

iVote.— Mountain Creek ^2, Rutherfordton $40 and Round Hill $1, for the 
Endowment fiind. Total for these three churches, $43.00 ? v 

We have examined voucliers of A. L. Grayson, Treasm-er, and find re- 



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pts correct from persons, and for amounts, as given in this report. 

J S CAKADY, ; f 



W L LYNCH, y Committee 

,. :- -Tc; SMITH, ;- J .„-..-.■; 

The necessarj- instructions for forwarding |2.35 from Shiloh church, in ^ 
1890, was not received in time for last year's report. The amount credited 
f rom li\'liite Oak chiurch for Poreign Missions last year,,ivaB sent to Treasu- 
rer Baptist ^tate. Convention— 12. 28. >Of the amount credited ..to ■'? Bethel 
church for, 'Foreign Missions, $7.55 was raised at Sunday school Association 
with that churclZ J^ve -dollars paid by T C Smith for Orphanagev(in;Bhoes) 
is not included in tills report. ; - - • - •' 

There was also some amount-s from churches, and from individuals, 
sent direct, and the amounts are not known to the Treasurer of this Asso- 
ciation^ hene^not reported, 

. . This report shows that all contributions have been foro'^arded without 
expense of any kind. The collections this year show an increase lOver that 
of an j^prpvious year, for which we should be thankful, and encouraged to 
press ibrward, trusting the Lord for greater progress in this line of chi-is- 
tian work. •-,,' . , ■■ __ , _ .- .;:--;■ -.■^t^-/-'"^. '" -., ; 

The Board of Missions and Sunday schools requests the churches to re- 
port in their letters to the Association the number of their members actu- 
ally co-opferating, by their contributions, in the mission work. It is also 
requested that every church elect or appoint, at time of electing delegates, 
one of their number to be a member of the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Hchools, and report his name in the letter to the Association^ 
^ AH of which is respectfullv submitted. ' 

A. L. GRAYSON, Treasurer 
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Echoes From the Churches. 

Big Level Have adopted Temperance : resolution of last Association. 
aiKl expect to canx it out. Spiritaal condition of church good. 
f Chimney Rock. Our church has adopted ikie Temperance resolution of 
fchelaetsessionpfthisABSociation. ■ . - ^ ^ ' 

';^ Pleasant Grove The church is obej-irig the mandates of the Association 
in regard io Temperance. \. - ; / 

I Bhiloh Has lead a gracious re\'ival,: lasting fifteen days, and resulting 
in twenty-four additions to the ^hurch by exp^ence. 
: : StoneMountain. We are endeavoring to ,carn^,_out the v Temperance 
resolutioh passed at last session of this Association. ; . \ .' 

..'» Bethlehem /^Had a gracious '^revival lasting el ven days, resulting in 
sixteen conversions and elevGo additions to the church. 
' >'Bridgewater. We have received one, awaiting baptism. In conse- 
quence of the continued affiiction of our pastor, M M Landrmn, • w^e have 
£ad no regular services, but rejoice that, in th« Providence of God, he is 
again able to be w^th ns,^nd hope he will soon-be able to resume his work. 
Brethren, pray for our little ehnrchr - 

Camp Creek. : ' 'The Union Meeting decided that the Association meet 
with our church in 1892. We hope you will confirm the decision, and pray 
fGod' 8' blessing on us, that we may 411 be found in our proper places when 
itlie time comes.' ? , This request was not granted. 6ee Old Port. 

' Catawba. Has held a reviyal lasting from July 25th to ^ugust llth. 
Several conversions reported and the church abundantly blessed. ■'^' Yet we 
are poor and weak and crave an interest in your prayers/' 
; Macedonia .Elder B B Harris held a meeting with us of one week. Six 
professions and five baptisms w^as the result. Contributions at close of 
meeting $5.20. -Brethren, -w^e desire your prayers'. 

> Marion. We have had v«ry little 7)reaching this year, owing to the 
failing health of our pastor, M MXrandrum. "^The church gaveTiim a vaca- 
;tion the first of May to go to Clev^eland /Springs, where he has been ever 
since; and, by the ^d of Divine Providence, his health Is improving. 
p- Mountain Creek. We are building a new house, 40x60 feet. ' 
- Mount Vernon Sends a querj' which is _given and answered in tlie prcJ- 
^•eedings of Saturday evening. ; v - ; .^" 

Old Fort. "The church requests the AsRociation to meet with us nexi 
yea^.'^ Request granted.- - 

Turkey Creek Is carrying out the Temperance resolution of la.st Asso- 
<?iation. . 



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CHURCHES ENTERTAINING THE ASSOCIATION. 



Year. CHURCHES. 
1 841 Montford's Cove . . 
.4842 Green's Creek.. .,.. 
il84o Head: First Broad . 
■1844 Mountain Creek. . : 

1845 Green River. ... . . 

1846 High Shoal... ... . . 

1847 BeLhel 

1S4S Cooper's Gap.r . . . 

^849 Big Sprins: - 

^•1850 -Bill's Creek... 

;1851 Green Bivert . ^ . . . . 
'18p2 Mount Vernon . . /. 

^1853 Round HilL. 

'31854 Rock Spring. : .... 
1855 -Head First Broad .. 
"1856 Mountain Creek .. . 
1857 Green's Creek 



Year. ' CHURCHES. 

1858 Mount Lebanon . . 

1859 ColumlDUS . . .: ... 

1860 Cooper's Gap... 

1861 Bethel- -rr ....... 

1862 Cool Spring ... • - 

1863 WliiteOak 

1864 Dysartsville.. . ... 

1865 Moiint Lebanon . . 

1866 Cooper's Gap. . . . 

1867 Montford's Cove. 
1S68 Shiloh. . . . : 

1869 Rock Spring ... .. 

1870 Bethel :... .^ . . ... 

1871 Rutherfordton ..* 

1872 Silver Creek -.'.. . 
1S73 Round Hill ...... 

1874 Cool Sprins: 



I Year. CHURCHES. 

.jl87o3m's Creek.::.. 
.U876 Old Fort:...... 

. j 1877t'rFlovd'^:Creek 

. J 1878 Green Biver'. ... 
; 1 1879 Mountain Crt^^k 
.11880 Mount Vernon/. 
.11881 White Oak.:.... 
.!1S82 Dvsart8\dlle . . . . 
- 1 1883 Hutherfordton . . 
.11884 Pleasant Hill.... 
.11885 Round Hill : ; . . . 
.: 1886 Cool Spring. .... 

. i 1887 Cooper's Gap 

.;1888 Shloh..-. ....... 

. : 1889 Head First Broad 

.1890 Bethel.'..: 

. 1891 Rutherfordton . . 



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ERRORS AND OMISSIONS 



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^;' V\ c rccom^nend that \he cluircir clerks ^tate a;^- 
•j:i\i\u. tiieir jettei> to :his body what i> beinir cl^;:v: 
:.i^Jir ro^];t^cti\a^ churches on Ihi. question." 

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^^•^^^^%'i' S.Canady'and a: B.:K. AValJace 
^i^ appointed ;o suggest a plan for having a Historv 
• uiis Assoaatron written and published/and report to 
X. session 01 this body. ^ •-- 

.; The fornieiv Board of Missions and Sunday Schools 

iccontniued for the ensuin^r year/ ' . 



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ERRATA. 

Tlie printers otthisMiiiuli- niiicji i-l^v^i iImII .. 
errors jmve crept into- the \V{jrk, and horeh}' ^lale I'hai 
such. Jsmot the fault of the Clerk biibthe priutei-^. in 
"ustice to the Clerk; Air. ^-\. L. Rucker, ^ve wili ^a\' that 
no manuscript could be pkuner or be tier prepared th..n 
^va^ tliat for ti^i^' ^'ear's ]Minuie. Pkjvl':-.. 



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■ <EE CORRECTIONS BELOW: ^ 

1 iosu'.)ieijt' Obituary.. It should read Elder 



"Abijah'"" 01i\-ea- Lynch.-4 Same page, i4t]i linef reading 
from bottom upward, it siiouldread, while "none'' doubt- 
ed his abilitv and pietv. Same page, 13th line of obit- 
nary downward, the date should be "1868" where it ap- 
pears 1862. - .. . ' 

'On page 12. -in the 7th line of committee's report 
(■'U Temperance, the word "entire" should be used in- 
stead of tlie word enliven. - - - 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



FiftJ-^econd Annual ^e?0on 



OF THE 



GREEN RIVER 

BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



HELD WITH THE 



©bureb at ©Id !Fopi, 

McDowell County, North Carolina, 
September 29 and 30 and October 1, 

1SQ2- 



DFFICERS I 
Moderator, Elder M. M. LANDRUM, Marion, N. C. ^ 
CTerA;, ADEN L. RUCKER, Rutherfordton, N. C. 
Treasurer, ALBERT L. GRAYSON, Rutherfordton, N. C. 

SHELBY, N. C. : 

Ellis & Nelson, Book and Job Printers. 
1892. 







BAPTIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY'S 

PERIODICALS 



AND 



Graded Lesson Helps. 



Stephen A. Nokturop, pastor First Baptist Church, 
Fort Wayne, Ind., writes: 

" I am frank to say that no publishing 
house anywhere produces finer or more 
elegant printing than our own Publi- 
cation Society. Its type is open- 
faced and up to the times; its en- 
[•avings and picture illustrations 
are number one; its pages are 
bright and clean; its paper of 
the very best quality, and its 
Intermediate <iuarterly. \ binding holds fast like the 
2^ cts. per quarter, 9 cts. per year. \^ eternal verities it sends broad- 
cast Everything that drops 
THE following was % ^ ^^ ^^^ ?6"c'"'*"y'^^r. \ ^^"^ its lightning presses, 

adopteil at the iueet-%. % bears the mark 01 execu- 

ing of Clinton Bap-\ Advanced 4|narterly. \ tive skill, care, taste, 
tist AssociaUon p f \ '^ <^^^- P^'' quarter , 10 cts. per year. \ neatness, finish, ner- 
vous life and force." 



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Picture I^essons. 

3 cts. per quarter, 12 cts. per year 

Primary Quarterly 

2^ cts. per quarter, 9 cts. per year. 

Our I.ittle Ones. 

In clubs of tive, 25 cts. per year 



Tenn. : 



"The prophet in 
forms us in reference 
to the later times that 
' Man3'' shall run to and 
fro, and knowledge shall 
be increased.' The Spirit 
said to John, 'What thou 



seest write in a book, and send 
it to the several churches of 
Asia.' 

"This has been well done 
modern times, and the American 
Baptist Publication Society is pub- 




Bible licssons. 

In clubs of five, 6 cts. per year. 



Yonngr Reaper. 

10 cts. and 20 cts per year. 



Senior Quarterly. 

6 cts. per quarter, 24 cts. per year. 






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Out Toungr People. 

In clubs of five, 40 cts. per year. 

The Worker. 

In clubs of ten, 6 cts. per year. 



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lishing enough in all departments of 
religious Baptist literature to arm and 
equip every Baptist in the United States 
for efficiency in the work to which he 
may be called. We therefore recommend 
our brethren to read and circulate them."- 

Samples of our papers will be cheerfully sent on application, with list of prices. 



eachers, Superintendents 

Baptist Teacher. 

In clubs of fi ve, 50 cts. per year. 

Baptist Superintendent. 

25 cts. per year. 



AMERICAN BAPTIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY. 

PUBLISHING HOUSE, 1420 Chestnut Street, PHILADELPHIA. 
BRANCH HOUSES: 

BOSTON : 256 Washington Street; CHICAGO : 122 Wabash Avenue; 

NEW VORKt Times Building: ST. LOUISi 1109 Olive Street; 

ATLANTA t 68)^ Whitehall Street |^ 



ORDAINED MINISTERS- 

Elder C C Case Columbus, Polk county, N. C. 

" J R Denton DysartsvUle, Me I) ow ell county, " 

H D Harrill Forest City, Rutherford county, " 

'* B B Harris Cuba, Rutherford county, " 

Elbert Jackson Turn er, Polk county, " 

C B Justice Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, '' 

" W H Logan Ayr. Rutherford county, '• 

A B Mashhurn Nealsville, McDowell csunty, " 

/• J I Moffitt - Stone Mountain, McDowell county, " 

M M Landrum, Marion, McDowell county, " 

J C Sorrels Bsidgewater, McDowell county, " 

" G W Settlemire Old Fort, McDowell county, 

" EL Taylor Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, 

J H Taylor . Dimsdale, Rutherford county, 

-' I T Whiteside Uree, Rutherford county, 



LICENTIATES. 

Eli Haynes Mills' Springs, Polk county, N. C. 

J M Taylor Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N. C. 

W H Glovsr Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N. C. 

M A Harvey Old Fort, McDowell county, N. C. 

A. J Hensley Marion, McDowell county, N. C, 



Next session will be held with the church at 
Mountain Creek, Rutherford County, six miles from Ruth- 
erfordton and one mile from Millwood on C. C. & C. R. R., 
beginning on Thursday bek)re first Sundav in October, 

1893 . . 

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PROCEEDINGS. 



EiRST Day. — Thursday, Sept. 29th, 1892. 

The fifty-second annual session of the Green River. 
Baptist Association convened with the Baptist church at 
Old Fort, McDowell county, N. C, at 11 a. m., today. 

Hymn, "Toiling on." "Come thou fount," &c. 

C B Justice read the 3 2d Psalm. Prayer by same. 

Hymn, "Am I a soldier," &c. 

The introductory sermon was preached from Ex. 14: 
15, by C B Justice Among other things the preacher 
said : You you all know the circumstances attending the 
journeyings of the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan. If 
we are saved we must, like them, go forward. They, 
doubtless, thought God and Moses were making amis- 
take. The mountains were on the right and in front, the 
Red Sea on the left, and the enemy in the rear. When 
God commands, let us go forward without stopping to in- 
quire why. It is right to pray, if we help to answer our 
prayers. We should pray as though everything depended 
on our prayers, and work as if everything depended on 
our works. The reason why God spoke only to Moses, 
was because Moses lived so near God. God will not help 
those who do not help themselves, nor will he help us do 
what we can do ourselves. He will help us do what we 
can not accomplish ourselves. I want to emphasize the 
fact that if \Vc are truly God's people, we will make prog- 
ress. We should go forward. An unsaved world is in 
front. We should go into Africa, China, — everywhere. 
Men arc wanting to be sent. Let us send them and fol- 
lowlliem with our prayers. More can be done with a 
proper effort in the next twelve months than has been 
accomplished for missions in the last fifty years. If we do 
not occuj)y the fields thrown open to us, we must be thrust 
aside, and God will put others more worthy in our places. 

Prayer, T H Prtchard leading. 

Hymn, "He leadeth me." 

/After announcements by M M Landrum, adjourned 
to 1:30. IJenediction by C 1) Justice. 



CiREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association met at 1:30 p. m, 

M M Landrum read the 46th Psalm. 

Prayer, C E Gower leading. 

Brethren J W Lewis and R P Geer were selected as 
assistant, or reading clerks. 

The roll of churches was then called, letters read, 
and messengers enrolled as follow^s : 

1. BEULAH— Not represented. 

2. BIG LEVEL— Elder J H Taylor, N T Mills, S J Cowart, T J Cowart. 

3. BILL'S CREEK— W H Logan, - Wm Flinn, D C Brown, P C Shitle. 

4. CHIMNEY ROOK— By Letter. [Meeting of body since.] 

5. COLUMBUS -Not represented. , 

6. COOPER'S GAP— H K Corn, J K Gibbs.* W E Mills,- B C Laugh- 

ter, J A Mills. 

7. GREEN'S CREEK— J M Feagans,- Geo Green,- J E Smith. 

8. GREEN RIVER- -G C Collins,- T C Page, J H Blanton.* 

9. MONTFORD'S COVE. . L D Hemphill, W G Harris, G M Harris, 

J B Wilkerson. 

10. PINEY KNOB. . M L Haynes, J T Bland. 

11. PLEASANT GROVE . . J T Lewis, D H Houser. 

12. PLEASANT HILL . . John Sane," N J Walker, • C C Lovelace and 

MDHill. 

13. ROCK SPRING . . Z T Whiteside, A S Whiteside, I M Frady. 

. 14. RUTHERFORDTON . . C B Justice, H D Harrill, W L Lynch, 
A. D'K. Wallace, M McBrayer," A L Grayson. 

15. SHILOH . . W S Huntley,'- N Scoggin,-> A B Jones, = B M Hamrick,"^ 

D J Culbreth, J L Davis. 

16. SILVER CREEK . . T M Ruppe," A E Arledge, J A McCraw,* and 

Elbert Jackson.* 

17. STONE MOUNTAIN . Jas I Moffitt, A W Morgan, C B Vest.* 

18. WHITE OAK . . H T Green,* A M Boone,* O I Nelson.* 

19. WHITESIDE VALLEY . . John W Thompson, Jerry Shitle. 

SE003Sri5 IDISTPIIGT- 

1. BETHEL . . J W Grayson, J J Davis, EG Goforth, Z V Morris, C B 

Morris, A B Mashburn.* 

2. BETHLEHEM . . I A Reel, G R Morgan, N Souther. 

3. BRIDGEWATER . P P Price, J C Price.* 

4. CAMP CREEK . . Jno O Clements, I O Clements, Jas A Morehead.* 

5. CANE CREEK . . Charley Smawley, James Walker, 

6. CATAWBA . M A Harvey, A B Frady. 

7. CLEAR CREEK . . A Siler, S C Rader. 

8. CHERHY SPRING . . B Lankford,* J A Coxey, J M Gilbert. 

9. DYSARTSVILLE . . J R Denton, J M Walker,* L G Price, J D Ho- 

gan, C M Davis. 

10. HARMONY GROVE . . J C Sorrels, A E Rowe,* W W Sorrels. 

11. HALL TOWN ..FA Hall, Willie Hall. 

12. MACEDONIA .. [By Letter.] 

13. MARION ..MM Landrum,- Wm M Blanton, B B Price. 

14. MOUNTAIN CREEK . . W A Geer, Z V Geer, J W Lewis, J F Ed- 

wards, C M Lewis, A L Rucker. 

15. MT. VERNON . . R P Geer, E M Morgan, J C Egerton, Z B V Free- 

man, and Joseph Scoggin. 
l(i. OLD PORT . . R H Moore and M G Pendergrass. 

17. ROUND HILL . . L L Deck, R H Bnnie.s, CO Sorr?]s. J P Nannev 

•' and L S Keeter. 

18. TURKEY COVE . . R P Hollifleld,* W A Buchanan. 

19. ZION HILL . . F Ledford and J H Reel. 



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Two churches, Shiloh and Green River, ask for letters of dismission, 
Whiteside Valley, a newh/ constituted church, asks for admission into the 
Association. This was, on motion, referred to a committee consisting of 
C B Justice, H D Harrill and John R Denton. 

Query from Dysartsvilie — 

Who may organize a church, and of w^hom may it be constituted ? 

From Harmony Grove — 

Query — Is the selling of grain or fruit direct to a distiller, aiding in 
the making of spirituous liquors ? 

Request. — Please form a presbytery, examine, and ordain A J Hensley 
to the ministry, if you think him worthy. 

Mountain Creek and Big Level each ask for the next annual session of 
this Association. 

On motion of C B Justice, M M Landrum was, after the suspension of 
the rules, re-elected Moderator by acclamation. 

On motion of Wm M Blanton, the rules were suspended, and Adin L 
Rucker was re-elected Clerk by acclamation. 

Order of Business agreed on as follows : 

Meet at 9:30 a. m., and adjourn at 12:30 p. m. Meet at 2:30 P. m., and 
adjourn at pleasure. Meet at 7:30 P. M., and adjourn at pleasure. 

The pastor and delegates of Old Fort and Marion churches were ap- 
pointed a committee on Religious Exercises. 

Recognized C Durham, Sec'y State Mission Board; J C Caddeil, repre- 
senting Biblical Recorder ; J A Speight, Editor Asheville Baptist ; J C C 
Danford, Prin. Fair View Collegiate Institute ; A I Justice, of Western 
Baptist Convention ; J N Morgan, a leading Baptist .of Asheville ; C E 
Gower, of the South Fork Association ; B P Lowdermilk, of the Catawba 
Association, all of whom were invited to and accepted seats as visitors to , 
this body. Also J W Davis of the Sandy Run Association, was recognized 
as a corresponding messenger from his Association. 

Following committees announced by the Moderator : 

Finance : A L Grayson, Wm M Blanton, and S J Cowart. 

State of Religion : J C Sorrels, A S Whiteside and T C Page. 

Sunday Schools : Z V Geer, W W Sorrels, E G Goforth, A D-K Wallace 
and J R Denton. 

- By a standing vote of the Association, it was decided by 39 to- 27, to 
hold the next annual session of this body with the church at Mountain 
Creek, beginning on Thursday before first Sunday in October, 1893. M M 
Landrum was chosen to preach introductory sermon, J C Sorrels, alternate. 

After announcements by C B Justice, remarks by T H Prichard, C Dur- 
ham, J C Caddell and others, adjourned to 7:30 tonight, to engage in a 
praise service to be conducted by C E Gower. Benediction by C Durham. 

NIGHT SERVICE. 

Met pursuant to adjournm.ent. 

C E Gower read the 9th chapter of 2d Cor., and commented at length 
upon the 15th verse. Remarks were also made by A I Justice. Prayer 
was offered by C E Gower, A I Justice and J C Sorrels. The services were 
interspersed by most excellent music with Miss Lola Bland, of Mooresboro, 
as organist. The whole service was an intellectual and spiritual feast. 

At the close of these services the Moderator announc- 
ed various committees, as follows : 

• Foreign Missions : C B Justice, P P Price, William Flinn, H K Corn 
and G M Harris. ..' 

State missions : C Durham, J T Lewis, I M Prady, A S Arledge, and 
James I Moffitt. 

Home missions : B B Price, G R Morgan, J O Clements, James Walker 
and M A Harvey. 

Education : Z T Whiteside, E M Morgan, J P Nanney, W A Buchanan 
c.ndJHReel. 



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Temperance : R P Geer, J D Hogan, B Lankford, T A Hall, and J F 
Ed\n{ards. 

Nominations to State and Southern Baptist conventiDns : G W Settle- 
mire, A J Hensley, W A Geer, J C Edgerton, and C O Sorrels. 

Orphanage: H D Harrill, W L Lynch, JT Bland, DH Houser and 
A W Morgan. 

Deceased ministers : J H Taylor, A. D'K. Wallace, Z V Morris, I A 
Reel and L G Price. 

The following brethren were recognized in their seve- 
ral relations and were tendered the courtesies of the Asso- 
ciation : 

J H IVIills, of the Thomas ville Baptist Orphanage; J H West, of the 
Methodist church in charge of this circuit ; J F Bland, a teacher of vocal 
and instrumental music, of the Sandy Run Association; and L M Putnam, 
of the Spartanburg Association. 

The report of standing committee on History was handed in by A D'K 
Wallace, but was not read, as this was not a business session. 

After remarks by A I Justice and C B Justice, it was agreed that to- 
morrow might be set apart for the consideration of Education. 

Addresses will be made by J C C Duuford and others. 

After singing, "All hail the power of Jesus name,'' adjourned to 9:30 
tomoiTow. Benediction by J A Speight. 



Second Day.— Friday, Sept. 30th, 1892. 

MORNING SESSION. 

The Association met at 9:30. Hymn — 

"Jesus lover of my soul." The Moderator read the 116th Psalm. 

Prayer was ofifered by J H West, of Old Fort Circuit. Hymn, "Every 
day," &c. The body was called to order by the Moderator. 

" Minutes of yesterday read and, after being amended so as to show no 
titles of distinction, approved. 8^^ T H Pritchard, of the committee of 
Centennial of Missions of S B Convention, was officially recognized. 

Committee on Periodicals announced as follows : J W Davis, J W 
Thompson, and C M Lewis. 

The following w^as read by J R Denton and adopted : 

Your committee upon investigation recommend that Whiteside Valley 
be received into this bodv. C B JUSTICE, ) 

J R DENTON, - Com. 
H D HARRILL, J 

The right hand of fellowship was extended to the delegates of Wiiite- 
side Valley by the Moderator, and the church enrolled as No. 19 of Dist, 1. 

The chairman C B Justice, of Centennial of missions as provided in 
1891, introduced J A Speight, who spoke at length upon the "Life and 
Works of Wm Carey," S^Ke was followed by T H Pritchard. Subject : 
''What may be accomplished this year." At the close of this address, 
iSlO.Tl was contributed to Foreign missions. 

The Thomas ville Orphanage was made special order for 11 A. M., to- 
moiTow. Adjourned to 1:30 P. M. Benediction by Z T Whiteside. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association met at 1:30 and was called to order 
by the Moderator. C. Durham read the report on State 
Missions, as follows ; 

For more than one hundred years the Baptists of North Carolina have 
been engaged in State missions. * In the wise prosecution of this work tlie^>- 
have laid the foundation for their present large numbers, prosperous 
churches and institutions. Our fathers in this State during the past hun- 



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dred years have seen clearly, and realized fully, that their one great work 
was, first of all, to give the Gospel to our own people ; and, as they have 
planned and toilljd to this end, the Lord has given them great success 
within our own borders, and has opened the door and sent them and us 
forth to the regions beyond. During the one hundred years just past, 
State missions from year to year has been enlarged, and our people were 
never more interested in this work than at present. 

There are now, through the appointment of the Board of Missions of 
our Convention, more than one hundred brethren preaching the Gospel in 
destitute sections. But, notwithstanding the great progress made by us as 
a denomination in the State, there are yet, according to the best informa- 
tion, ten entire counties in which there is located only one missionary 
Baptist preacher to each county, and eight counties in which there are 
located only two of our preachers to each county. These facts may indi- 
cate some idea of the work before us in this department. Then, too, there 
are many parts of counties and neighborhoods where Baptist churches 
ought to be]established as rapidly as possible. 

We therefore recommend: 

(1.) That the pastors of our churches give to their congregations, at 
least once a year, something of the history, prospects, and needs of State 
Missions. 

(2.) That every church in the Association, and each member of every 
church be asked to aid in this work by their prayers and contributions. 

(3.) That this work be enlarged and wisely prosecuted until a Baptist 
church shall be established, and the gospel shall be preached in easy reach 
of every person in our beloved State. Respectfully submitted. 

C DURHAM, Chairman Com. 

Pending motion to adopt, C Durham spoke to the 
report. 

The following are the pledges for State Missions: 



Bulah $ 1 00 

Big Level ... 3 00 

Bill's Creek 2 50 

Bethel - 10 00 

Bethlehem 5 00 

Bridgewater 1 00 

Chimney Rock 1 00 

Columbus. CBJ 5 00 

Marion 15 00 

Macedonia 1 00 

Mountain Creek .25 00 

Mount Vernon 15 00 

Old Fort 10 00 

Pleasant Grove 2 00 

Piney Knob. 2 00 

Pleasant Hill 12 00 

Rutherfordton 110 00 

APHollifleld 1 00 

A J Hensley 2 00 



Cooper's Gap | 2 00 

Cane Creek 1 00 

Camp Creek 2 00 

Catawba 1 00 

Clear Creek 1 00 

Dysartsville 5 00 

Green's Creek 2 00 

Harmony Grove 5 00 

Round Hill 5 00 

Rock Spring 4 00 

Silver Creek 2 00 

White Oak 1 00 

Vi^hiteside Valley 2 50 

Stone Mountain 1 00 

Montford's Cove 3 00 

Green River 3 00 

A W Morgan 1 00 

W A Buchanan I 00 

Cash Collection 5 25 

Total |;270 25 



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C B Justice made a statement in reference to a debt against Old Fort 
church amounting to $75,00, which was paid by the brethren and others, 
as follows : 



J H Mills $ 1 00 

B Justice 5 00 

J A Speight 6 50 

D J Culbreth 50 

ZT Whiteside 1 00 

Jenny Shitle 50 

TO Page .- 50 

Miss Liia Budd . . . . : 1 00 

A W Morgan 50 

WW Sorrels 25 

AW Gilliam 50 

JOG Dunford 1 00 

H D Harrill 50 

J J Davis 25 

Bethel Church . 5 00 

B Morris 25 

J H Bradley 5 00 

W Haynes 25 

J L Morgan 5 00 

B F Landis 6 00 

W R Gwaltney 10 

J F Bland : 50 

Lee Crawford . . . , 1 00 



N Souther | 1 

C Durham 1 

A D'K Wallace 2 

1 



A L Grayson 

P P Price 

J F Bland 

A S Whiteside 

WL Lynch... 

J W Thompson 

RP Geer 

Z VGeer , 

C M Lewis 

A L Rucker , 

M M Landrum 2 00 

00 
50 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
10 



Marion Church 5 

Wm Silver 

JCLBird 1 

RH Moore 5 

Engineer Terrell 6 

Mrs M M Landrum 1 

Sheriff Gardin 1 

J C Sorrels 1 

Cash collection 1 



Total $75 70 
A letter of dismission was granted Shiloh Church to join the Sandy 
Run Association. Ji^" W F Sorrels of the Spartanburg and W Haynes of 
the Buncombe county associations, were recognized as corresponding mes- 
sengers from their respective bodies. 

After announcing that J F Bland would sing at 7, adjourned to 7:30 
tonight. 

NIGHT SESSION. 

The Association met at 7:30. J C C Dunford led us 
in prayer. The Moderator called the body to order. 

J N Stallings, President High Point Female College, was recognized 
and invited to accept the usual courtesies of the body. The special order. 
Education, was discussed by A I Justice, J C C Dunford, J N Stallings and 
J H Mills. 

The associational letter from the Rutherfordton church, having been 
unavoidably delayed, was read by the clerk and filed. 

On motion, it was agreed to open correspondence with the Buncombe 
county Association. The following messengers were appointed to attend 
the next annual meeting of that body at Fair View church, Tuesday after 
second Sunday in August, 1893 : M M Landrum, C B Justice, H D Harrill, 
R H Moore, C G Sorrels and J H Taylor. Adjourned to 9.30 tomorrow. 

Benediction by J R Denton. 



Third Day — Saturday, Oct. ist, 1892. 

MORNING SESSION. 
After an informal meeting in which M M Landrum, W R Gwaltney, C 
Durham and W Haynes participated in the examination of Melvin H Hy- 
der, respecting his call to the ministry, a report of which was forwarded 
to his church at Mountain Creek. . * 

The Moderator called the Association to order at 9:30. 

M M Landrum read 133d Psalm. Prayer was offered by W R Gwalt- 
ney. W R Gwaltney, agent Board of Education, Wake Forest College, 



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was recognized in his official capacity, who accepted courtesies extended. 

The report on Finance was read by clerk as follows, 
and adopted. 

The committee on Finance report as follows ; 

We recommend that the clerk be allowed $10.00 for his services, and 
that he expend the balance of the money for printing Minutes, and fur- 
nishing blank associational letters to the churches. 

A L GRAYSON, 1 
WMMBRANTON, Com. 

S J CO WART, J 

A committee of three — C B Justice, T C Page and M G Pendergrass — 
was appointed to revise list of ministers in the bounds of this Association. 
Their report handed in later recommends : that the names of A Hunt, now 
of Sandy Run Association ; J R Pendergrass removed, and of T B Justice 
deceased, be dropped from the roll ; and that the name of A J Henslej^ be 
added to the list of licentiates. Jl^" The corrected list will be found on 
first page of this Minute. 

C B Justice read report of standing committee on Bill's Creek difficul- 
ty, which was adopted without discussion as follows : Your committee, 
C B Justice chairman, and Z T Whiteside secretary, met at Bill's Creek 
church, October 31st, 1891. We find that the troublearose from an attempt 
to adopt the resolution of the last annual session of this body on the sub- 
ject of temperance, — one faction wishing to substitute the Bible for the 
resolution, and another wishing to adopt the resolution. We regard the 
teaching of the Bible and the resolution as being synonymous, and there- 
fore advise the church to carry out said principles. C B JUSTICE, Ch'm. 
Z T WHITESIDE, J C PRICE, ) ^, ^ 

A F MORGAN, ELBERT JACKSON, / '"^'"• 

C B Justice read, [ifter remarks by himself and J R Denton, as follows : 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The mission work of Southern Baptists is committed to the Southern 
Baptist Convention. And by this convention the work is entrusted to two 
great Boards : To the Foreign Board located at Richmond, Va-, is entrust- 
ed the mission work in Foreign fields. Foreign mission countries are di- 
vided into three classes : [1) Papal or Roman Catholic countries, the peo- 
ple of which know something of Christ, but v/ho have been taught to wor- 
ship the Virgin or Saints instead of the Savior ; (2) Pagan countries, the 
people of which, though civilized, worship idols, such as the Chinese and 
Japanese ; (3) Barbarous countries, where the people are uncivilized and 
worship idols. ITS FIELDS. — Our Foreign Mission Board is carrying on 
mission work in five countries —Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and 
North America. 1. The Papal or Catholic countries in which the Foreign 
Board has missions is Italy in Europe, Brazil in South America, and Mex- 
ico in North America. In Papal Italy, where at Rome lives the Pope, the 
head of Roman Catholocism, we have Dr G B Taylor and Dr J H Eager 
and wife, and sixteen native assistants, and eighteen preaciiing stations. 
In Brazil we have fifteen missionaries and six native assistants, and seven 
mission stations. In Mexico we have twenty-four missionaries and ten 
assistants, and twelve mission stations. 2. The Pagan countries in which 
our Foreign Board has missions are [A] in China, where we have thirty- 
nine missionaries and twenty- nine assistaiits. ThiB is our oldest and 
largest mission. [B] In Japan which is our youngest and smallest mission, 
we have only five missionaries. 3. The Barbarous country in which the 
Board sustains a mission is Yoruba, in Central Africa, near the Atlantic 
shore. In Africa we have, thirteen missionaries and eight native assistants. 
There are fifty-eight church members. ' 

PROGRESS OF A DECADE.-— A comparison of the sfcatistical reports 
of the Foreign Mission Board of 1882 and 1892 reveal a very encouraging 
progress in the work. Perhaps the best way to make the comparison 
more striking will be to average the figures in parallel columns. Of (H)urse, 



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in all such cases the figures are, at best, approximately correct : 

1882 1892 

Fields 5 6 

Missionaries [foreign] 25 99 

Missionaries [native] 36 73 

Churches 73 

Members. . . . 740 2689 

Baptisms 126 433 

Stations 34 183 

Contributed at home, |49,041.02 |113,522.37 

on fields, 647.83 ' 3,879.79 

N. B. — The Homie contributions are those of 1891. 

For the above report your committee are indebted to the September 
Teacher, pu blished by the S. S. Board of the S. B, Convention. 

CB JUSTICE P P PRICE, ) 

WM FLYNN, H K CORN, [ Com. 

GM HARRIS. ] 

Pending motion to adopt, C Durham and W R Gwaltney spoke to the 
report. 

Pledges for Foreign Missions are as follows : 



Big Level |5 00 

Bill's Creek 2 50 

lOolumbus, C B J 15 00 

Cooper's Gap 3 00 

Green's Creiek 3 00 

Green River, C B J 15 00 

Piney Knob 5 00 

Pleasant Grove 5 00 



Pleasant Hill |25 00 

Rock Spring 5 00 

Rutherfordton 150 00 

Silver Creek 3 00 

Catawba 1 0,0 

Whiteside Valley 3 00 

Bethel 25 00 

Bethlehem 5 00 



Bridgewater 5 00 j Mountain Creek 50 00 

Marion 25 00 i Harmony Grove 5 00 

Dysartsville ........ 10 00 | Clear Creek 2 00 

Camp Crfeek 2 00 j Old Fort 15 00 

Cane Creek 1 00 | Turkey Cove ^ 2 00 

Stone Mountain 2 00 Montford's Cove 5 00 

R H Barnes 1 00 | J B Coxey 1 00 

Total pledged, $351 60 
Add cash collection yesterday, 10 71 

Grand total ..$362 21 

The report was adopted. 

Song: "Watchman, what of the night .f^" 

H D Harrill read report on Orphanage, as follows : 

'•The gleaming ray of charity, gleaming from the pages of history, 
made when we first began to furnish homes fcrr our orphans, should be 
held up by our perpetual contributions to our Orphanage. We have 123 
children in our Orphanage and nine expected to arrive soon. Will we feed 
and clothe them, or neglect them and cause them to suffer? When we 
think of the above it brings to our minds the truth of the Savior's expres- 
sion when He said : "The poor ye have always with you, and, when ye 
will, ye may do them good." When will we do the Orphanage good ? and 
to how many ^vill we do this good next year ? Respectfully submitted. 
H D HARRILL, H D HOUSER, ) 

J H BLAND, A W MORGAN, .1 Com. 

. W L LYNCH, I 

On motion to adopt, J H Mills and C B Justice spoke. 

The following cash contributions were secured— all contributions of 
one dollar and upward being entitied to one year's subscription to •'Char- 
ity and Children," a paper published weekly at Thomasville, N. C, by J 
H Mills in the interest of the orphans : 

M M Landrum |6 00 C B Justice 5 00 

L A Gentry 5 00 A L Grayson 5 00 

J C Sorrels 2 00 A D'K Wallace 2 00 



10 . GREEN KIVEU iJAPTiST ASSOCIATION, 



With Z T Whiteside, J W Lewis, Mrs S S Denton, L M Putnam, Z V 
Geer, Z B V Freeman, T C Page. L S Keeter, J P Nanney, Miss Lela Budd, 
A L Rucker, C C Lovelace, Miss Lola H Bland, W F Sorrels, M E Foster, 
J D Callahan, R H Moore, one unkown, one dollar each. 

Cash collection, |7.36. Total, pledges and cash, |51.36 

Report adopted. Adjourned to 2:30 jp. m. 
Benediction by C B. Justice. 

AFTERNOON SESSION: 
The Association met at 2:30, and was called to order by the Moderator, 
Z T Whiteside read report on Education, and immediately retired to 
Presbyterian church tb preach, by order of committee on Religious Exer- 
cises. B^^ The further discussion of the subject continued from last night 
was participated in by C B Justice and W R Gwaltney. ^ 

The report was adopted as follows : 

We, your committee, submit the following report : Education means 
development. It also means training, disciplining and refining by culture 
The vigorous exercise of the mind strengthens and develops the intellec- 
tual faculties. A moral and religious texture should be interwoven in the 
whole process. Parents cannot afford to neglect the education of their 
children. It is almost absolutely necessary to their well being in society. 
The Church and the State will, in the next generation, need men and wo- 
men whose intellectual acumen has been sharpened, and whose morals 
shall be pure and unquestioned. The liberties of the people must be pre- 
served, the faith of the Gospel vindicated, and its truths promulgated. 

Ignorance should be banished from among us. A statue of libeirty and 
a love of patriotism should be erected in each of our hearts, while the sa- 
cred principles of truth and right should be inculcated and impressed upon 
the minds and hearts of the coming generation. All classes without re- 
gard to sex should be educated. Ministers, especially whose business is 
preaching and teaching, should have the highest possible culture. God 
doubtless has a i*e for all His ministers, but this does not disprove that 
many are educated for rather than in the ministry, j^i^^ We have many 
gooci schools in the State, but Wake Forest College stands pre-eminently 
above all others for the education of our boys. There are also several fe- 
male schools and colleges which offer very superior advantages for oar 
girls. Let us libei*ally patronize them. Respectfully submitted. 

ZT WHITESIDE, E M MORGAN, ) p,^^ 
W A BUCHANAN, J H REEL, \ ^^"^• 

The' following amounts were pledged to assist in defraying expenses 
of John M Walker, of Pleasant Hill, at Wake Forest College 



Big Level $2 00 

Cooper's Gap 1 00 

Green River . ! . , 1 00 

Montford's Cove 2 00 

Piney Knob ^ 2 00 

Pleasant Grove 1 00 

Pleasant Hill 10 00 

Rutherfordton 20 00 

P H Shitle 25 

Round Hill ... 3 00 

Total, |67 25 

On motion, C B Justice was requested to raise in connection with tlie 
above, a sum not less than one hundred dollars during the coming year to 
assist brother Walker at Wake Forest College. 

It was agreed that the collection on tomorrow be turned over to W R 
Gwaltney, to be applied by him to the discharge of a debt now due by Ben- 
eficiary Board of Education, Wake Forest College. 



Bethel -. 2 00 

Bethlehem 2 00 

Bridgewater 1 00 

Camp Creek 2 00 

Hormony Grove 2 00 

Marion 5 00 

Mountain Creek 5 00 

Mt. Vernon, delegates 3 00 

Old Fort 3 00 



Tim-' 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST A^&OClATiON. 11 

A L Grayson read condensed report following- : 
TREASURER'S REPORT. 

The following report up to September 30th, inclusive : 
Rec'd for State missions, |245 10 I Rec'd for S. S. missions, 11 50 

Rec'd for For. missions, 378 39-135 | Rec'd for Minist. Educat'n, 27 30 
Rec'd for Home missions, 69 18 Rec'd for Bap. Orphanage, 17 54 

Rec'd for Havana House, 150 00 | 

Total, $899 01. 

After close of session a complete report will be made and submitted to 
auditing committee. Respectfiillv submitted. 

A. L. GRAYSON, Treas, 

Oct. 1st, 1892. Green River Association. 

The above w^as adopted, and A D'K Wallace and W L Lynch were ap- 
pointed to audit itemized report, which appears at end of these proceed- 
ings. ; 

The committee on Nominations reported through C O Sorrels as fol- 
lows, and adopted. 

Your committee on Nominations recommend the following : 

To the State Baptist Convention, to meet with Second Baptist Church, 
Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 7th, 1892— M M Landrum, C B Justice, H Portrum, 
J C Sorrels, B B Price, Z T Whiteside, A L Grayson, R P Geer, J R Denton, 
J P Nanney and R H Moore. 

To Southern Baptist Convention, to meet at Nashville, Tenn., Friday 
before second Sunday in Mav, 1893 — H D Harrill, J C Sorrels, alternate. 

Respectfully submitted. ' G W SETTLEMIRE, A J HENSLEY, ) 

JCEGERTON, W A GEER, l Com. 

CO SORRELS, . J 

The following report read. by W F Sorrels was adopted. 
REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

We recommend the "Biblical Recorder," the organ of the Baptist State 
Convention; the "Foreign Mission Journal;" "Charity and Children," 
representing the Baptist Orphanage, Thomas ville, N. C, as being the great 
educators of our denominational work, and we earnestly hope the day is 
not far distant when every Baptist family in this Association will take 
these and other religious journals of suitable character into their homes. 

J W DAVIS, ) 

C M LEWIS, [ Com. 

J W THOMPSON, J 

A L Rucker read report on Sunday Schools, which was adopted as 
here given : Your committee on Sunday Schools reports that twenty -five 
churches have Sunday Schools, aggregating one hundred and fifty-three 
teachers and twelve hundred and eight scholars. Eleven churches d6 not 
report schools. Only two churches report libraries, and only nine report 
contributions for expenses, &c. Only nine churches report quarterlies 
and papers, l^,. We regret that so many churches fail to report schools ; 
also that so few report contributions and the use of Sunday school litera- 
ture. We recommend that the pastors and churches see that there is a 
progressive school in each church, and that all use the literature of the 
Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, published at 
Nashville, Tenn. Z V GEER, ) 

EGGOFORTH, I Com. 
WW SORRELS, I 

R P Geer read report on Temperance, which was adopted as follows : 
COMMITTEE'S REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We are glad to learn from the letters sent up by the churches that so 
many of our churches are endeavoring to carry out the temperance reso- 
lution [of our Association at Bethel in 1890.] We are also glad that we 
have prohibition, which we believe is doing great good, in a part of the 
bounds of this Association. Brethren, as a denomination, we must fight 
this evil, which is doing more to degrade tne morals of the youth of our 
land than anything else. We pray the good Lord to help us drive it out 
(jI'Mh' ])()iinds of this Association and beyond the reach of our boys, believ 



12 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



ing it to be the chief agent of the enemy of souls in our country. 

Brethren, the Scriptural injunction is, "Taste not, handle not the un- 
clean thing." Respectfully submitted. 

R P GEER, J F EDWARDS, I ^ 

F A HALL, J D HOGAN, f '"^"^*- 

Query from Harmony Grove was answered by referring the church to 
a resolution of this Association at Bethel two years ago. 

In answer to request from same church: 

We think the question of ordaining a minister belongs exclusively to 
the several churches, and should' not, under ordinary circumstances at 
least, be delegated to any other body. 

From Dysartsville — 

Query : Who may organize a [Baptist] church, and of whom may it 
be constituted ? 

Answer. —First, by a Presbytery, composed of regularly ordained Bap- 
tist ministers. Second, all persons regularly dismissed from other churches, 
baptized by authorized ministers of our faith ; or those who in any other 
way are eligible to membership in churches already organized. 

Home missions was made special order for 7:30 tonight. 

Report on deceased ministers was read by R H Moore. After being so 
amended as to have the memorial of Igllder T B Justice, dec'd, entered on 
the Minutes of this session, and appointing Z T Whiteside and H D Harrill 
to prepare same for publication, the report was adopted as follows : 
DECEASED MINISTERS. 

We, your committee, are pained to record the death of Elder T B Jus- 
tice, one of our worthy and much esteemed ministers, within the past 
year. We therefore recommend that a select committee be appointed to 
p;repare a suitable memorial to his memory, and that same be published in 
the Minutes of this body at this session. 

J H TAYLOR, ZV MORRIS, ) 

A D'K WALLACE, I A REEL, \ Com. 

LG PRICE. J 

Following is the Memorial : 

IN MEMORIAM. 

Elder Thomas Butler Justice was born in Henderson (then Buncombe) 
county, N. C. July 17, 1813. Professed conversion May, 1835, and baptized 
August following. He was licensed to preach August Ist, 1840, and or- 
dained June 3d, 1842, He wa^ a nephew of Elder Thomas Justice, who 
assisted in the organization of the Broad River Association. He was mar- 
ried to Miss Harriet Bailey of Henderson ^^county, on the 14th day of Aug. 
1834. She proved to be an agreeable and aftectionate help-meet to him 
during the remainder of his life, and still survives him. To this union 
were born five sons and two daughters, all living except James D Justice, 
who died during the early part of the wly. 

On account of conflicting views, he severed his connection with the 
Green River Association and attached himself to the Union Association in 
1849. A reconciliation having been effected he returned to the Green River 
in 1857. Soon afterward he was attached to the Broad River Association, 
returning again to the Green River in 1870. He was an advanced thinker 
upon the subject of Missions especially in his earlier years in the ministry. 
He justly has the credit of introducing the first Missionary resolution ever 
presented to the Green River Association in 1845, and the first contribution 
ever given to this object by Mountain Creek church in October of tliat 
year was during his pastorate. Another very important trait in his cliar- 
acter was industry. Willing to work himself, he had very little Use for 
the profligate arid the idle., During his active life he was pastor Of many 
of our churches, and was Moderator of the Green River Association at the 
session of 1871, 1874 and 1880. 

"As a preacher he ranked among the ablest and most eloquent, his ser- 
mons were, at alll times, characterized by much affection and pathos, 



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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 



while few excelled him as an expositor of the doctrines of the Gospel. He 
labored for many years under a nervous affection, which greatly affected 
his voice, until he became warmed up with the subject matter of the text, 
when his articulations was much improved. His sermons were always sat- 
isfactory to his hearers . 

"lie resigned the pastorate of all his churches in 1883, on account of 
declining health, and moved from his pleasant home and farm in Polk 
county, to Rutherford ton, to spend the sunset of his life with his children. 
His increasing infirmities prevented his further engaging in the active 
work of the ministry, but his zeal for his Master's cause was not abated, as 
was evidenced by his liberal contributions to every good work. 

"His faith was always strong in Christ, but more especially so as his 
sufferings were multiplied. Always patient in agony, he said he was only 
waiting for the summons for eternal joy and peace. Honest in his adhe- 
rence to principle, he requested that, should he become unconscious, no 
stimulants should be given by his physician to prolong his life. He peace- 
fully passed away on the 9th day of April, 1892, at the age of 78 years, 
eight months and 22 days. The funeral services were conducted by M M 
Landrum, after which he was interred in cemetery at Rutherfordton, to 
await the resurrection of the just. 

"Living, he taught us how to live ; and dying, he taught us how to 
die." Z T WHITESIDE. \ ^^ 

H D HARRILL, j ^^ ' 

The following announcements were made for tomorrow: 

9:45, Sunday School Mass Meeting, Baptist Church ; 11:00, Sermon, 
W R Gwaltney, Baptist church ; 11:00, Sei'mon, J NStallings, Presbyterian 
church ; 11:00, Sermon, W F Sorrels,' Methodist church ; 11:00, Sermon, A 
J Hensley, colored people. 

Recognized W P Hemphill, of Catawba Association, who accepted usu- 
al courtesies. 

Corresponding messengers announced as follows ; 

To Catawba Association, at Zion church, Burke county, on 6th October 
instant — C B Justice, M M Landrum. ' To King's Mountain Association, 

at , Thursday before the 4th Sunday in Sept. 1893— H D Harrill. 

To Sandy Run Association, Floyd's Creek, Rutherford county, Thursday, 
October 6th instant — H D Harrill, A L Rueker. 

Executive Board of Missions, after substituting the name of W L Lynch 
for that of N E Walker of last year, continued. 

The name of C B Justice as appended to the Constitution of this bodj", 
is ordered to be dropped. Adjourned to 7:30. 

Benediction by G W Settlemire. 

NIGHT SESSION. ■ 

Association met at 7:30, and called to order by Moderator. Prayer 
was offered by H D Harrill. 

Report of standing committee recurring, the Clerk rfead as follows : 
To the Green River Association — Greeting : 

Your committee appointed at your last annual session, to recommend , 
a suitable plan for placing a good History of the Association in permanent 
form, would respectfully report : 

We would advise that each church in the bounds of this Association 
select some one who will contribute all matters of interest connected with 
said church, its leading members, ministers, &c., sending such matter to a 
Historian, who will undertake to put in good and readable form a History 
of the Green River Association from the material so gathered. 

We would recommend that the Association request all of its ministers, 
leading members, &c., to contribute whatever items of personal recollec- 
tions, historical facts, or items of interest, — sending them to the Historian 
to be used by him in such way or form as may meet the ends desired. 

Whether such Historian be a volunteer for the work, or selected and 
appointed by the Association, we leave to the good judgment of the Asso- 
ciation. Respectfully submitted. 

AD'K WALLACE, ) ^^ 
N SCOGGIN, J ^^^- 



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GREEN RIVEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Rutherfordton, N. C, Sept. 19th, 1892. 
Instead of formally adopting the foregoing report, it was agreed that 
the several churches composing this body be requested to send up the 
amounts that each will pay respectively for the publication of a History of 
this Association, in order that we may better determine whether such an 
undertaking is advisable. 

The special order, Home Missions, being announced, 
CAB. Justice read as follows : 

The Home Mission work of Southern Baptist Convention is managed 
und through the Board located at Atlanta, Ga., and is one of the importailt 
departments of work to be kept before our churches and associations. This 
work is divided into five distinct departments, viz : 1st. Mission Vork 
among the Indians ; 2d, Mission work among the negroes ; 3d, Mission 
work among the foreign population within the territory of the Southern 
Baptist Convention ; 4th, Mission work among the native white people in 
the southwest and far west ; and 5th, Mission work in the Island of Cuba. 
In this work the efforts of our people have been greatly blessed and pros- 
pered of the Lord in each of the departments named above. Your com- 
mittee would most heartily recommend, 

1st, That the pastors of all our churches give their congregations, at 
least once a year, something of the history, prospects, and needs of this 
work. 2d. That each church, and evary member of each church, be asked 
to aid this work by their prayers and contributions. 

B. B, PRICE, GEO. R.MORGAN,) 

M. A. HARVEY. I, O. CLEMENTS, [ Com. 

JAMES WALKER, J; 

Pending motion to adopt, C B Justice, J N Stallings and W R Gwalt- ' 
ney spoke to the report. 

The following are the pledges to the Home Mission Board 



Rock Spring $2 00 

Bethel 5 00 

Bridgewater 2 00 

Marion 5 00 - 

Mount Vernon 10 00 

Round Hill 2 00 

Whiteside Valley 1 00 

Dysartsville 1 00 

Green River 2 00 



Rutherfordton 50 00 

Stone Mountain 1 00 

Bethlehem 2 00 

Hormony Grove 4 00 

Mountain Creek 5 00 

Old Fort 3 00 

Silver Creek 2 00 

Pleasant Hill 5 00 

Total, |102 00 



The report was adopted. 

Pledges for Baptist Orphanage as follows : 



Green River |1 00 

Pleasant Hill 5 00 

Montford's Cove • 5 00 

Rock Spring 1 00 

Rutherfordton 25 00 

Silver Creek 3 00 

Marion 10 00 

Hall Town 3 00 

Old Fort 5 00 

Whiteside Valley 1 50 

Add cash collection this morning, 



Bethel... 8 00 

Bethlehem 5 00 

Bridgewater 2 00 

Camp Creek 2 00 

Dysartsville 1 00 

Harmony Grove 1 00 

Mt. Vernon 5 00 

Macedonia 1 00 

Round Hill ^2 00 



Total, 



IS586 50 
51 36 



Grand total. |137 86 

The following was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OP RELIGION. 
We, your committee, have examined the church reports, and from the 
additions, contributions and exclusions especially, we conclude that the 
state of the churches is better than it was last year. Respectfully submit'd, 

J. C. SORRELS, ) 

A. S. WHITESIDE, Com. 

T. C. PAGE, ) 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 15 



A motion was made that the Board in charge of sUperanuated ministers 
within the bounds of our State Convention. 

After remarks by C B Justice, J N Stallings, H D Harrill and A L 
Rucker, it was decided that each church be requested to select one mem- 
bar to look especially after this object, and forward all contributions ob- 
tained to the Treasurer of the Baptist State Convention 

The usual vote of thanks was given to citizens of Old Fort and sur- 
rounding country for their kindness and unbounded hospitality in enter- 
taining the delegates and visitors to this session of the Association ; to the 
Methodist and Presbyterian churches for the use of their houses of worship; 
to such railroads as have favored us in the reduction of rates ; and to all 
from whom the smallest courtesies have in any way been received. 

The Association then adjourned to meet at Mountain Creek, six miles 
N. W. of Rutherfordton, arid one mile from Millwood, on the C, C. «& C. 
R. R., on Thursday before first Sunday in October, in the year of our Lord 
1893 ^ " " ' 

M. M. LANDRUM, Moderator. 
Adin L. Rucker, Clerk, 



•uadaiy's Services. 

OCTOBER 2ND, 1892. 



9:45. — S. S. Mass Meeting, Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. B. F. 
Landis, Superintendent of Schools. 

Prayer was offered by H D Harrill, and addresses made by Miss Lila 
Budd and J. N. Stallings. 

The service of song led by J F Bland, assisted by choir, and Mias Lola 
Bland, organist. 

A collection of $2.55 was taken at close of service and sent to the or- 
phans. At 11 A. M., the several pulpits of town were supplied as follows : 

Baptist Church, Dedication ser mon — W R Gwaltney. "Christ is all 
and in all." Col. 3:11. 

Presbyterian Church — J N Stallings. "And I, if I be lifted up from 
the eajcth, will draw all men unto me." St. John, 12:32. 

Methodist Church — W F Sorrels. "And when Jesus came to the place, 
he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacheus, make haste, and 
come down, for today I must abide at thy house." St. Luke, 19:5. 

Colored Church — A J Hensley. "And he that sat, was to look upon 
like a jasper and a sardine stone, and there was a rainbow round about 
the throne, in sight like unto an emerald." Rev. 4:3. 

At close of these services a collection of |8.44 was taken and applied to 
ministerial education. 

The meeting was harmonious throughout, and in many respects an 
advance on any former session. The congregations in the aggregate on 
today are variously estimated from 1500 to 2000 people. CLERK. 



10 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Constitution of the Green River Baptist Association. 

This Association shall be known as the Green River Baptist Associa- 
tion, and shall be composed of Baptist churches whose articles of faith and 
constitutions are in harmony with those of the Association. 

Each church shall be allowed a representation of two delegates, in ad- 
dition to their regular ordained, ministers, and every church of over fifty 
members shall be allowed one additional delegate for every fifty additional 
members. 

The primary objects of the Association shall be to e^icourage and sup- 
port Wake Forest College , to educate young men called of God to the 
ministry and approved by the churches to which they belong ; to encour- 
age education among the people of the State ; to support the Gospel in the 
destitute portions of the State and of the Southern Baptist Convention ; to 
send the Gospel to the nations that have it not ; to encourage the distribu- 
tion and study of the Bible and a sound religious literature ; to assist Bap- 
tist churches in the erection of houses of worship ; to encourage the proper 
care of indigent orphan children and destitute and aged ministers of the 
Gospel ; to encourage the organization and support of Baptist Sunday 
schools, and to co-operate with the Baptist State Convention in all its de- 
partments of labor. 

This Association shall meet annually on Thursday before the first Sab- 
bath in October. - 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk and Treas- 
urer, who shall be elected by the Association, and continue in office until 
their successors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside or fill the chair, by calling some member 
of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance with MelPs Parlia- 
mentary Practice. 

The clerk shall record the proceedings, conduct the correspondence, , 
and publish and distribute the Minutes. 

The Treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the ctiurches or 
individuals to the objects of the Association, receipting the contributors 
for the same, and forward all contributions to their proper destination, 
and make a full report of all receipts and disbursements to the Association 
at its annual sessions, and on retiring from his office turn . over to his suc- 
cessor all moneys, papers and books belonging thereto. 

There shall be aiDpointed by the Association at each session a Board of 
Missions and Sunday schools, consisting of one member from each church 
belonging to the Association and several other brethren living in Ruther- 
ford ton or its immediate vicinity, five of whom shall constitute a quorum, 
which, during the intervals between the meetings of the Association, shall 
have charge of the various interests and objects fostered by the Associa- 
tion, and shall encourage the churches to give liberally thereto ; and shall 
make a full report of its work, including such suggestions relative thereto 
as it may think advisable, to the Association at its aniiiial sessions. 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, any three 
members of the Board, may call a meeting thereof. 

This Constitution inay be changed or amended at any annual session 
by two-thirds of the representatives present voting in che affirmative. 



Association Covenant. 

ARTICLE 1. We believe in one only living and true Good,' and that 
there are three persons in the Godhead — the Father, the Son, and the Holy 
Ghost — and these are one in substance, and equal in power and glory. 

2. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the 
Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. 

3. We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 

4. We believe in man's impotency to recover himself from the fallen 
state he is in, by his own free will and ability. 

5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only 
through the imputed righteousne^ss of Jesus Christ. 



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6. We believe the saints shall persevere in grace, and that they never 
shall finally fall away. 

7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances insti- 
tuted by Christ, and that true believers are the only proper subjects therof. 

8. We believe immersion is the only spiritual mode of baptism. 

9. We believe that no person has a rig^ht to administer the ordinances 
but such as are regularly called and qualified thereto. 

10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a general judg- 
ment ; that the punishment of the wicked shall be everlasting, and the joys 
ofthe righteous eternal. 

11. We, the members ofthe Green River Baptist Association, agreeing 
to the above Articles of Faith, do, for and in behalf of the churches which 
we represent, covenant and agree, and give ourselves up to each other in 
church and Christian fellowship, in order to keep up the unity of the spirit 
in the bonds of peace, and to assist each other in all matters of distress, 
and to pray for each other's prosperity. 



Order of Business of the Green River Baptist Association. 

1st, Fix time of meeting and adjourning. 

2d, Call for messengers present without letters from their churches. 

3d, Call for application for membership in this body. 

4th, Appoint committees on Preaching and Finance. 

5th, Recognize, in their official capacity, any present who may repre- 
sent general denominational interests. 

6th, Call for correspondents, renewing the call at the opening of each 
morning session. 

8th, Appoint committees on State of Religion, State, Home and For- 
eign Missions, Sabbath schools, Temperance, Education, Orphanage, De- 
ceased Ministers, Nominations in State and Southern Conventions, urging 
reports soon as possible. 

9th, Miscellaneous business. 

10th, Appoint a brother of the church to which he belongs, beginning 
with oldest church, to write a historical sketch of same 

11th, Give an opportunity to present the claims of Foreign, Home and 
State Missions, and Orphanage, with any other general interest supported 
by this body. 

12th, Fix time and place of next meeting, and appoint the introducto- 
ry preacher and alternate ; also the minister to preach the missionary ser- 
mon. 

13th, Arrange general (or union) meetings. 

14th, Appoint correspondents to other bodies. 

15th, Call for reports of committees. 

16th, Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conventions. 

17th, Elect Executive Board, provided for in Constitution. 

18th, Arrange for printing, distributing Minutes and paying Clerk. 

19th, Adjourn. 



l^choes from the oKurch 



es. 

BIG LEVEL. —We have enjoyed a revival of one week, during which 
time five were added to the church by experience and baptism. Spiritual 
condition good. We are trying to carry out the spirit of the Temperance 
Resolution of 1890. Request for Association not granted. 

CHIMNEY ROCK. — We send letter without messengers, as it is inex- 
pedient for any of us to attend. Pray for us. 

GREEN'S CREEK,— We endorse the sentiments set forth by your 
committee in their report on Temperance, at your last annual meeting, 
and hope that the time may soon come when all professing Christians will 
abandon the use of intoxicating liquors. 



18 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



ioin?ifif,n^^^?^^A~'"^^^^'l"'''' a letter of dismission, as we wish to 
^7KM"R^?S-ri;aven^^^^^^^ 

tK:r^Sfrrto^"TXSe'° ^''"^ °"* ti^lrequireVelT/ttisTocTa'; 

ROCK SPRING — We are endeavoring to carry out the tnh-it nf tho 

&hST R?«° -^tio" .''dopt^cl by the Association Wo yeaTago We 

«rsl^'o„VStSht"^''''^*'-^^ eleven days and r.sul^„g i„Tx adl^^ 

the Ifnifii^iLocTaS. '■''^"^^*' ^^^ '''^'"'^^'* ^'•°- '"^ "ody to join 
™«>.?^^"^^^ CREEK.-The pastor, assisted by Rev. A T Jones held a 
Sf^^^f^^y'' ^"^' '^ are^ltof their labo^, fourteen were added to 

tionr K°Yr^^^-^^ ^^^ "^"^'"^ -* *" '^-P— Rosolu- 
WHITESIDE VALLEY.-"This church wa« organized Julv 7th 1892 
™«rbodv l^^'ifvr'i ^^^'''^%f P=«th the Asslciattonal cfovenkit of 
your body, we have also agreed to endeavor to carry out the Temnevinni 
Resolution passed by the Association two years ago at Bethe! wrdesire 

Augus^t ^She'^gSy-sTfrit w^ IZl ^'^If, "^etuJt" Ve' fZeot-^L'? 
*^°"^l°rS"w§';^*''^^"'P^yf»«°rlittle°band '"'""' ^^ ^^Pee* addl- 
ing fn^^tT'Jct^l! trou^r'Srri.'"^ S^^fets"^ ^*'^'"' ''^^^ ^"'^ ™^"'*- 
sernfo^fp^rST.?^^-^*^'^-^ hadiuX"^the past year only four , 

'mo&NTAIn'^eIk''^^''';; W? desire your progress. "'""'P'^' 

wt granted"""' ''''"'" °' ^°"'" "'"'^ ""' ''^"^ ^"1^ *"•• <"^"'«h.' S feqiS 
thi^^m ^ORT.-Weare more than pleased to have you meet with us 

hasbelnmidlSf' '■'''''"*'°" °' """' *" ^^'"'^ frequent reference ' 
Resolved, That this Association will not fellowRhin nnx. nv.nT.^1. fi,o^ 

iTg'4TrroXt?of tw er" V"^ ^^^" wh74^aid^ ^b'eTby Sll! 
aV^.'^Z.J " I • \u^® ^^™' ^^ ^y Government store-keeping: or in anv 
other way assist m the manufacture or sale of spirituous liquort Clrrk. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



19 



Treasurers Report. 



CHURCHES. 

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1 

01 


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O 

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o 
1 

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> 


■J 




1 


Baptist 

Orphanage 


1 


Beulah 




$ 1 05 

4 95 

5 00 
12 35 


12 00 
'l'75 






1 1 05 
9 95 


Bier Level 


1 3 00 

5 55 

8 90 

2 35 

10 00 










Bills Creek 










10 55 


Bethel 


1 6 42 
6 10 
6 35 


|4 00 


|1 50 




34 92 


Bethlehem 


8 45 


Bridgewater 


7 00 




1 00 






24 35 


Chimney Rock 








Columbus 


3 00 

3 47 

1 00 
3 50 

400 

63 

3 04 

2 30 
15 00 

1 00 
23 27 
15 00 

5 00 

2 00 
2 00 

10 49 

4 00 
100 00 

4 00 
2 00 

200 

17 50 

5 25 


5 66 

2 00 

3 58 


2 58 

'i'i7 










5 58 


Cooper's Gap 




1 00 






9 47 


Cane Creek 






3 00 


Camp Creek 










8 25 


Cherrys Spring .... 




Catawba 


1 00 
15 

1 35 

2 50 
4 00 













1 00 


Clear Creek 










4 15 


Dysartsville 











1 35 


Green's Creek 










3 13 


Green River 


6 00 








13 04 


Hall Town ... 










Harmony Grove 

Montford's Cove 


20 00 

9 85 

20 00 

1 00 
39 50 
20 55 

5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
18 55 
8 00 
150 00 
5 03 

2 75 

3 00 


5 66 

1 00 

2 75 

2 47 
2 00 

266 
50 00 

51 


10 45 
4 65 

8 12 








30 45 








16 80 


Marion 








48 12 


Macedonia 








3 00 


Mountain Creek 


17 80 
11 20 
10 53 

i*i6 

7 50 

8 20 
32 66 

2 36 
6 26 








83 32 


Mount Vernon ; 


3 20 
2 00 
1 00 






49 95 


Old Fort 





2 55 

1 11 


27 55 


Piney Knob 


11 11 


Pleasant Grove '. 


8 10 


Pleasant Hill ... 






1 43 


37 97 


Round Hill 


1 10 

15 00 

i 00 




23 30 


Rutherfordton 


10 00 


15 00 


372 66 


Rock Spring 

Silver Creek 


12 39 
11 01 


Stone Mountain 


3 51 


Shiloh 












Turkey Cove - 


.... 




1 40 

2 50 









1 40 


White Oak 


2 50 


Whiteside Valley 


3 10 
1 17 

10 71 


"i'60 


5 10 


Zion Hill 


40 








1 57 


Individuals 


18 50 


Collections at Old Fort. . . . 


.... 


9 05 
38 35 


11 50 


51 51 
71 60 


76 52 


Grand total 


259 25 


378 14 


74 23 


150 00 


983 07 



20 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

The Auditing Committee finds that the Treasurer has duly paid out 
for objects named above, nine hundred and eighty-three dollars and seven 
cents (983.07,) and holds proper receipts for same. 

W. L. LYNCH, 1 Auditing ;J 

A. D'K. WALLACE, ( Com. '' 

In above report |225 for Baptist Orphanage, credited to Old Fort 
church, was contributed by Old Fort Sunday school. Also Old Fort ,, 
church sent to Orphanage $2.52 not in this report. Also some amounts 
sent direct from other churches (the exact amount of which I am unable to 
give) for different objects, Bro. A. W. Hogan contributed |2.25 of 
amounts from Bethel church. This report shows increased contributions 
from some churches. It also shows the amounts for Home Missions, Min- 
isterial Education and Sunday School missions to be slightly larger than 
last year, while for Baptist Orphanage, the Poor (given by notes below,) 
State and Foreign missions, it is less. 

Nearly all the money contributed for State Missions has been applied 
within the bounds of this Association, and the work of the missionaries 
has been very satisfactory and attended with success, 

I have been requested to make some statement as to the financial man- 
agement of the Board of Foreign Missions. From the minutes of the 
Southern Baptist Convention I find that the Board has considered it judi- 
cious to spend for home work, such as literature, minutes of the Conven- 
tion, State Agencies, especially in Southwestern States, in developing and 
interesting the people in the work, nearly one-tenth of the collections. 
After making allawance for this, the actual expense of the Board is less 
than five per cent ; so that for every dollar received, there is applied 
ninety-five and five-sixth cents to the work in China, and other foreign 
fields. The Board certainly deserves our hearty confidence. 

Let us post ourselves better and do more than ever the coming year, 
financially, for this work, and not forget to ask the guidance and blessing 
of the Lord, and let us improve the opportunities He has placed within 
our reach, for when once past they will never return to us. 

The Board of Missions and Sunday schools again requests every church 
to elect a member of that Board at the time delegates are elected, said 
member to attend the annual meeting of the Board on Friday of the ses- 
sion of the Association. It is important to have members of this Board 
who will post themselves, and take an interest in the various objects for 
which we contribute, and help to keep them before the churches. 

Respectfully submitted. 

*A. L. GRAYSON, Treasui-er. 



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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



21 



Financial Table 



CHURCHES. 



^Beulah 

Big Level — .. 
Bill's Creek.... 
Chimney Rock. 

^Columbus 

Cooper's Gap, . . 
Green's Creek.. 
Green River . . . 
Montf 'd's Cove 
Piney Knob — 
Pleasant Grove. 
PleasaAt Hill. . . 
Rock Spring . . . 
(a)Rutherford'n 
(b)Silver Creek. 
Stone Mount'n. 
(b) White Oak.. 
Whiteside Val'y 

Bethel 

BethJehem 

Bridgewater. . . 
Camp Crejek .... 
Cane Creek. . . . 

Catawba 

Cherry Springs 

Clear Creek 

Dysartsville 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove 

Macedonia 

Marion * . . . . 

Mountain Creek 
Mount Vernon 

Old Fort 

(c)RoundHill.. 
Turkey Cove . . 
Zion Hill 



u 

aJCC 

7-1 

O 



Ph 



$20 
29 
28 



|20 00 



50 00 



25 

64 
60 
40 
40 
50 
32 
200 
80 
26 
54 



95 



00 



15 
6 

24 
300 

72 

75 
100 

65 
5 

30 



CO 

ra CD 
o 



8 16 
12 55 

7 50 



17 00 
13 00 



1 60 
9 60 
5 50 



1 00 
3 55 



10 40 
2 35 
9 10 
10 00 
16 95 
10 50 



"I 



$ 2 95 



45 00 



10 00 
3 50 



35 00 



9 90 



1045 00 

1 00 

40 00 



Total 34 05 4078 29 



100 
3 00 
5 50 



2 00 

3 47 



3 04 
2 60 
2 00 
2 00 
5 00 

4 00 
100 00 

2 00 
2 20 



200 
3 25 



10 00 
3 50 
1 00 



4 00 



100 

20 00 

25 00 

15 00 

5 00 

4 00 



02 

o 



$150 
5 00 
5 00 



3 25 
5 00 

3 12 

4 00 
9 85 

5 00 
5 00 

25 00 

5 00 

150 00 

2 75 

3 00 



3 10 
15 00 
'6 10 
5 00 
3 58 
2 00 
100 



15 
2 10 



20 00 

100 

15 00 

50 00 

20 55 

5 00 

2 00 



1 17 



o 



2 00 



6 00 

4 45 
2 00 

5 00 



92 50 
6 26 

2 50 

6 00 
5 04 

92 



10 50 
100 

1140 
5 00 

1120 
3 00 

16 20 



100 



100 

266 

100 

15 00 



00 



3 20 
2 00 
110 



I 25 20 
59 85 
4125 



57 25 

15 72 

28 77 
78 44 

134 36 
64 26 
59 80 
92 20 
42 55 

617 50 

108 91 

32 75 

57 40 

5 90 

106 70 
63 64 

137 35 

74 30 

3 35 

11 20 

14 65 

13 55 

19,60 

37 35 

27 60 

364 40 

1206 75 

137 50 

168 57 

116 85 

16 50 
36 32 



* Estimate of 1891, except minute fund for 1892. (a) Of above |32.50 for 
Havana House, and flO.OO for S. S. Missions, (b) Havana House. Shiloh, 
dismissed, sends 35c. Minute fund, (c) $8.20 for Havana House. 

NOTE. — For the Poor the churches named contributed as follows : Bill's 
Creek $1.45, Cooper's Gap 5.00, Montford's Cove 3.00, Pleasant Grove 4.25, 
Pleasant Hill 3.60, Mountain Creek 5.00, Mt. Vernon 1.37, Round Hill 6.05. 

For the Orphanage the churches named*contributed as follows : Piney 
Knob $1.11, Rutherfordton 15.00, Bethel 6.65, Marion 7.60, Old Fort 2.82, and 
Round Hill 4.00. , 



Statistical 



CHURCHES. 



PASTORS AND THEIR POST-OFFICES. 



Bi|\evei *■..*;.". '" 'IrS ^o^^P' ® warns, South Carolina . 



Bills Creek 
Chimney Rock.. 

^Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Green's Creek.. 

Green River. 

Montford's Cove, 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove.. 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Rutherfordton . . . 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mountain . . 

White Oak 

Whrteside Valley ,,,,,,,,,, 

R^thll'.^- HDHarrill, 



PlbPrf & ■^''P;^'* ^^^^^' ^<^^^li Carolina. 
Rph^Jw^S''^' ^-S^?^^' ^^^h Carolina.. . . 
Richard Hudgm, Bat Cave, North Carolina 

JH?.vw'^^'T^^'J^"^' ®^^*h Carolina .'. 
R r tSI «' ^S^^^'' ?^^^^' ^^^IJ Carolina. 
A T^n^io^Q^'^^^ SpvingB, North Carolina. . . 
fJ^ Jones Swains, South Carolina . . . 
J O borrells, _Bridgewater, North Carolina ' ' 
^ ^ S?5?"'-.^^l?"^«^«' North Carolina.: • 



C R S-^''i^' .V""^?' ^^^*h Carolina. ........ 

7 ? i^^^f ^P«*herfordton, North Carolina. . 
Z T Whiteside, Uree, North Carolina. . 
AxrVa ®*''''^' R»itherfordron, North Carolina' " 

'- F Sn?i2f^ Pleasant Grove, North Carolina. 



Bethlehem 
Bridgewater . . . . 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek . 

Catawba 

Cherry Springs . . 
Clear Creek . . . . . 

Dysartsville 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mountain Creek 
Mount Vernon . . 

Old Fort 

Round Hill 

Turkey Cove . . 
Zion Hill 



Uree, North Carolina.. 
Forest City, North Caroli 



M M ?nn^ ' ^^^^J^water, North Carolina. . . . 
MM Land! urn, Marion, North Carolina. . . 
R w T^'"'"'"' J^^^?^ ^^*^' N^rth Carolina. . 
r w £?Jf^' ?^«!hme, North Carolina. . . . 
G W Sett emire Old Fort, North Carolina ' 
J C So^f «' g^^^gewater. North CaroKna .' .' ." ." 
7 T WhH '•^^'''?T^^^^*^^' N^rth Carolina. . . . 

D pY./^f'^^-'n^''^^' N^^th Carolina . .' 

T A i'^^^^^'^'l^' ^^"*a Flora, North Carolina 
B t SfrnJ' n^u^^ S^"^^ ^^^^^ Carolina ."'': 
B B Harris, Cuba, North Carolina 



Grand total . . . . 
Not represented- 



MMLaiidrum, Marion, North Carolina. . . 
CB Justice Rutherfordton, North Carolina 
M M?S"' *^^;?«*Pity, North Carolina .' 
MMLandrum, Marion, North Carolina. . 
^I^Harrill, Forest City, North Carolina. 
C W S? '' ^^i^ffwater, North Carohna '. ! .' 
G W Settlemire, Old Fort, North Caralina 



-Estimate of 1891. 



F 



Table 



CLERKS and THEIR POST-OFFICES 



J M Nodine, Mill Springs, N C 

O L Wilson, Mill Springs, N C 

J F Logan, Ayr, N C 

W M Henderson, Chimney Rock, N C. 

Gray B Hampton, Columbus, N C 

J A'Mills, Dimsdale, N C 

P Wilkerson, CoUinsville, N C 

J I Ridings, Poor's Ford, N C 

J W Morgan, Otter Creek, N C 

J B Elliott, Cuba, N C 

A F Morgan, Otter Creek, N C 

John Owens, Mack, N C 

A S Whiteside, Ayr, N C 

T C Smith, Rutherfordton, N C 

Wm M Justice, Mill Spring, N C 

C M Nanney, Stone Mountain, N C. . . 

J B Foster, Mill Spring, N C 

W M Whiteside, Grassy Knob, N C. . . . 

E G Goforth, Nealsville. N C 

N S Souther, Old Port, N C 

J C Price, Cuba, N C 

T J Johnson, Trio, N C 



D W A Cowan, Cliflfdale, N C 

W A M Gibson, Old Fort, N C 

T L Bird, Old Fort, N C 

A Silver, Old Fort, N C 

J R Denton, Dysartsville, N C 

F A Hall, Marion, N C 

A P Sorrels, Bridgewater, N C 

B A Watkins, Nealsville, N C 

B B Price, Marion, N C 

J W Lewis, Darlington, N C 

J E Wilson, Myrtle, N C 

W M Mashburn, Old Fort, N C . . . . 
J D l^orris, Cuba, N C 

f^ A Buchanan, Armstrong, N C 
A Pendergrass, Old Fort, N C . . 



^ 9 

c3 o 



4 
3 
1 
4 
4 
4 
3 
2 
3 
1 
4 
1 
2 
2<&4 
1 
1 
1 

2 
1 
2 
3 
4 
3 
1 
4 
3 
4 
4 
4 
1&3 
3 
4 
4 
1 
2 
2 



12 



« 



21514037 






21 
48 
30 
4 
48 
93 
43 
48 
50 
28 
30 
57 
25 

49 
26 
34 
12 

100 
27 
2 
34 
15 
17 
12 
6 
52 
10 
29 
15 
22 

107 
97 
13 
85 
9 
14 



225 63161 '3730 



26 
69 
90 
11 
56 

150 
81 
91 

134 
54 
38 
63 
58 

90 
54 
61 
18 

155 
58 
9 
77 
28 
26 
19 
18 
98 
17 
39 
27 
42 

127 

145. 
20 

136 
32 
22 



o 

47 

117 

120 

15 

104 

243 

124 

139 

184 

82 

68 

120 

83 

179 

139 

80 

95 

30 

255 

85 

11 

111 

43 

43 

31 

24 

150 

27 

68 

42 

64 

234 

242 

33 

221 

41 

36 



24 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Sun, School Statistics. 



CHURCHES, 



SUFTS AND THEIR 

POST-OFFICES. 



ct, ca I 

1 ^ 



i ^ 









Big Level \N T Mills, Poplar Grove. 



Cooper's Gap--. Wm E Mills, Dimsdale 

Green River--- T C Page, Poors Ford 

Montford's Cove A Vess, Otter Creek-. 

Piney Knob B B Harris, Cuba— 

Pleasant Hill-- J M Taylor, Mack 

I Piedmont EL Taylor, " 

Rutherfordton -\W L Lynch, Rather f or dton 

Silver Creek--- J M Hamilton, Turner 

Stone Mountain. EL Burgess, Stone Moun'n 

White Oak S J Cow art. Mills' Spring - 

Bethel -- A B Mashburn, Nealsville. 

Bethlehem Wm Silver, Old Fort-—— 

Camp Creek B Bigger staff, Trio 

Cane Creek J F Street, Cliffdale 

Clear Creek S C Turner, Garden City— 

Hall Town MA Jarrett, Ncbo 

Harmony Grovt G M Walton, Rocky Pass. - 

Marion B B Price, Marion- 

Mountain Creek. Z V Geer, Darlington 

Mount Vernon.- Z B V Freeman, Itom 

Old Fort BtF Landis,^ld§Fort 

Round Hill L L Deck, Thermal City.-- 

Turkey Cove--. RiP Hollifield, Armstrong. 



12 



51 

75 
34 
80 
50 
35 
115 



Totals 168 1358\ 1526 427\ $77 37 



7 130 
45 
18 
72 
30 
75 
62 
25 
40 
25 
60 
40 
60\ 
78\ 
60\ 
64\ 

':\34\ 



58 
88 
40 
84 
56 
43 
137 
137 
51 
23 
79 
36 
82 
68 
30 
45 
29 
65 
45 
66 
93 
71 
74 
31 



30 
80 



1 98 
150 

7 75 



46 
~~24 


' ~~Ti5 

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20 

"40 


3 25 
5 40 

4 36 










24 


2 75 


55 


18 00 






100 


26 53 



! This character denotes that 
Hill church. 



Piedmont" is a branch of Pleasant 



NOTE,— The following churches contributed as below for Various Ob- 
jects : Big Level $1.98, Cooper's Gap 1.50, Piedmont 60 cents, White Oak 
3.25, Bethel 5.40, MarionjlS.OO, and Old Fort 26.53. Total |57.26. 

For Sunday Schools the following churches contributed as below : 
Green River $7.75. Piney Knob 1,25, Piedmont 4.00, Bethlehem 4.36, Hall 
Town 2.75. Total $20.11. |f( See outside column of above table for total 
amount contributed for both Sunday Schools and Various Objects). 

All the Post-Offices given above are in the State of North Carolina. 



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Rutherford County, North Carolina, 

September 28, 29 and 30, 
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Moderator^ Elder M. M. Landrum, Marion, N. C. 
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ORDAIXED MINISTERS. 

. ELDER C. C. CASE . .Columbus, Polk county, 

-J. R. DENTON.. . . . . Dysartsville, McDowell county, 

H. D. HARRILL. . .Forest City, Rutherford county, 

B. B. HARRIS Cuba, Rutherford county, 

ELBERT JACKSON Turner, Polk county, 

C. B. JUSTICE,. . .Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, 

W. H. LOGAN Ayr, Rutherford county, 

A. L. MASHBURN .... Nealsville, McDowell county, 
.1. I. MOFFITT. ..Stone Mountain, McDowell county, 

M. M. LANDRUM Marion, McDowell county, 

.T. C. SORRELS Nealsville, McDowell county, 

(L W. SETTLEMIRE. . .Old Fort, McDowell county, 
E, L. TAYLOR. .Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, 

Z. T. WHITESIDE Uree, Rutherford county, 

C. E. GOAVER .Lincolnton, Lincoln county, 

A. J. HENSLEY Rocky Pass, McDowell county, 

.1. H< TAYLOR .... ...... Poplar Orove, Polk county, 



N. C. 



LICENTIATES. 

..1 . M. TAYLOR Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N. C- 

W. H. GLOVER Rutherfordton, Ruthesford county, N. C. 

M. A- HAR YEY ..... ... . .. Old Fort, McDowell county, K C 



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PROCEEDINGS. 

First Bay. — Thursday, September -.IS, ]8g3. 

The fifty-third annual session of the Green River Baptist 
Association convened with the Baptist Church at Mountain 
Creek at 1 1 a. m. to-dav. 

Hymn, ♦'! Need Thee B ery Hour," 

Lesson : Fourth chapter of <:d Corinthians, and prayer 
by Moderator. 

Elder M. M. Landrura announced as his introductor}' 
theme : 

''The ends at which we aim, and the means of their ac* 
complishment." 

The speaker said he would depart from the usual custom 
b}' selecting no text 

At the close of this able and logical discourse, Elder J 
C Sorrels led us in prayer 

Hymn : '*Am I a soldier of the cross." After an- 
nouncements and singing " Praise God from whom all bless- 
ings Flow," adjourned one hour. 

Benediction by Moderator. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment 

Hymn: "Precious name." 

lycsson : 1st John 3d, by Moderator. 

Prayer : Elder C Durham leading. 

Bro. M. B. .lustice and Eld Z T. Whiteside were re- 
quested by the Moderator to act as reading clerks. 

The Churches composing the body were called, letter? 
read and messengers enrolled as follows ; 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



S^irst IDistrict- 

I. BEULAH — Joshua Pitman, A. L. Pitman. 

3. BIG LEVEL— Eld. J. H. Taylor, B. T. Wilson, T. M. Ruppc, 
T. J. Co wart.* 

3. BILL'S CREEK--Elder W. H. Logan.* Wm. Flynn, J. Jack- 
son, P. C. Shitle. 

4. CHIMNEY ROCK— C. G. Nanney, Wm. Henderson,* E. C. G. 
Nanney. 

5. COLUMBUS— Not represented. 

0. COOPER'S GAP.— W. E. Mills, T. N. Wilson, J. K. Gibbs. H. 
K. Corn,* J. L. Jackson.* 

7. GREENE'S CREEK— J. M. Feagans, G. B. Brady, J. K. Sniaw- 
iey. 

8. GREEN RIVER— T. C. Page, J. I. Redings, J. H. Blanton.* 

9. MONTFORD'S COVE— L. M. Stott, L. D. Hempliill, W. G. Har- 
ris. G. AY. Harris, W. P. Vest, J- W. Morgan.* 

10. PINEY KNOB— M. L. Haynes J. T. Bland. 

II. PLEASANT GROVE— R. Ledbetter, A. F. Morgan. 

12. PLEASANT HILL— John Owens, C. C. Lovelace, M. D. Hill, 
N. L. Walker.* 

13. ROCK SPRING— Eld. Z. T. Whiteside, J. H. Lattimore, H. M. 
Whiteside. 

14. RUTHERFORDTON— Eld. C. B. Justice, Eld. H. D. Harrill, 
Eld. E. L. Taylor,* A. L. Grayson, M. H. Justice, J. H. Callahan, 
T. C. Smith. 

15. SILVER CREEK— Eld. Elbert Jackson, J. R. Williams, I. S. 
Higgins, G. H. Arledge, Rufus Constant. 

16. St ONE MOUNTAIN— Reprcsentod by letter after adjournment 
of Association. 

17. WHITE OAK— H. T. Green, O. I. Nelson, J. P. Arledge. 

18. WHITESIDE VALLEY— Jerry Shittle, W. M. W^hites'ide. 

Secooad IDi3trict- 

1. BETHEL— Elder J. C. Sorrels, Eld. A. B. Mashburn,* J. W. 
Grayson, R. P. Morris, A L Bright, E G Go forth,* Z V Morris,* 
J J Davis.* 

2. BETHLEHEM— L A Gentry, N C Jones. 
8. BRIDGE WATER— J C Price. 

4. CAMP CREEK— B. Biggerstaff, James A. Clements, J, C. Guffy. 
o. CANE CREEK— J F Street, James L Walker. 

6. CATAWBA— W A M Gibson* M A Harvey.* 

7. CLEAR CREEK— Not represented. 

8. CHERRY SPRING— T L Bird. 

9. DYARTSVILLE— Eld. J. R. Denton, W S Walker, L G Price, 
J D Taylor, L M Price. 

10. HARMC^Y GROVE— W S Freeman, A P Sorrels. 

11. HALL TOWN— J M Hall, Z V Mathis. 

12. MACEDONIxi— J Ward, Wm. M Dickson. 

13. MARION— Eld M M Landrum, M B Pcteet, Wm M Blanton. 

14. MOUNTAIN CREEK— Wm M Greer, T F Edwards, George 
Flack, H Portrum, A L Rucker. 

15 MOUNT VERNON— Eld C E Gower, E M Morgan, J Weldan 



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Hampton, J E Wilson, L T Rollins, Z B V Freeman, G E Erwin , 
M L Wilson. 

16. OLD FORT— R H Moore, P C Harmon. 

17. ROUND HILL— Amos Nanney, I P Sorrels, L L Deck, A H 
Nanney, J D Morris. 

18. TURKEY COVE— Not represented. 

19. ZION HILL— Not represented. 
*Absent. 

The association proceeded to ballot for Moderator — M H Jus- 
tice, J C Price and Z T Whiteside, tellers — with the l"olhnvini; 
result : 

Eld M M Landrum, 70. 

Scattering, 13. 

The election of clerk, reported by J C Sorrels, N C Jones and T 
C Page, tellers : 

A L Rucker, 67 

Scattering 6 

W F. Sorrels and J W Lewis, tellers for Trensurer, report ; 

Albert L, Grayson, 65. 

Scattering 3 

Elder C B Justice, pastor of Mountain Creek church, welcomed 
the body in well chosen and feeling language. 

The Moderator announced committees as follows : 
FINANCE— A L Grayson, O I Nelson, Wm M Blanton. 
EDUCATION— W H Justice, E E Hilliard, Z T Whiteside. 
On motion of J R Denton, the following order of business was 
agreed on : 

Meet at 9:30 a m. 

Adjourn at 12 m. \ 

Meet at 1 p m. 
Adjourn at will. 

Under call for churches recently constituted, or dismissed frora 
other associations, and wishing to join the Green River, none res- 
ponded. 

The pastor and deacons of Mountain Creek church were a,])- 
pointed the committee on religious exercises. 

E E Hilliard, representing Wake Forest College, Rev C Dur- 
ham, corresponding secretary, State Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools ; and J C Caddell, representing the Biblical Recorder, 
were recognized and the usual courtesies extended. 

Under call for corresponding Messengers the following i:>rethren 
from their respective Associations were welcomed by tho Moderator: 
Elders A C Irvin, and B M Bridges, of the King's Mountain : 
Elders T J Moss, J B Green, and Z D^Harrill of the Sandy Run ; 
Elder W F Sorrels of the Spartanburg. 
Additional committees announced by the Moderator : 
STATE MISSIONS— C Durham, J C Sorrels, T C Page; A ,F 
Morgan, P C Harmon. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS— C E Gower, A P Sorrels, H Portrnm, 
Elbert Jackson, T L Bird. 

HOME MISSIONS— H D HarrilL J R Denton, M B Black, C G 
Nanney, Z B V Freeman. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

On motion of C B Justice, the following was made special order 
of business for to-morrow : 

9:30 a m — Periodicals. 

10:30 a m — Education. 

11:30 am — State Missions. 

1:30 p m — Foreign Missions. 

2:30 p m — Home Missions. 

The following compose the Committee on Periodicals : C B 
Justice, R H Moore, J C Caddell. 

After announcements by C B Justice, adjourned to 9 am to- 
morrow to spend half an hour in devotional exercises before regular 
meeting of Association at 9:30 a m. 

BENEDICTION— E E Hilliard. • 

Second Day— Friday, September, 29 189^. 

MOllNING SESSION. 

After half an hour spent in devotional exercises, conducted by 
Eld Z D Harrill. the Moderator called the Association to order at 
9:30a m. 

The Moderator read the 23d Psalm and Eld A C Irvinled us in 
prayer. 

The proceedings of yesterday were read by the clerk and ap- 
proved. 

Gr T Bostic of the Sandy Run Association was recognized and 
welcomed. 

The hour for special order — Periodicals — having arrived, J C 
Caddell read as follows : 

KEPORT —PERIODICALS. 

We feel more and more, as the years go by, the necessity for our 
people to become informed about the different interests of our de- 
nominational work. Just as people become informed on the differ- 
ent phases of our work, just in that proportion will they become in- 
terested in and helpful to the cause. 

We recommend that as many of our people as possi- 
ble take the Biblical Recorder as the means of learning about the 
work in our own State. Charity and Children contains special in- 
formation about our Orphanage, and is worthy of our hearty sup- 
port. The Foreign Mission Journal and Home Field will give spe- 
cial information about our Home and Foreign Mission work. 

(l^his report is not signed by the committee.) 

Pending motion to adopt. J C Caddell, J R Denton and C B 
Justice spoke to the report. JH Mills, Editor Charity and Chil- 
dren, was recognized and made remarks. 

The report was adopted. 

M H Jastice read the following : 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Your committee feel impressed that this is one of the most im- 
portant subjects with which the Association will have to deal. In a 
general sense, it comprehends all the other objects foi w^hich, as an 
organization of Christians, we are laboring. 



6 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



on 



Enlightenment ; unto light ; out of darkness ; the acquisiti 
of knowledge; seeking wisdom ; training; development; mental, 
moral, and physical ; manhood — are some of the ideas suggested ))y 
this subject. 

The man without development, training, education — is physi- 
cally a dwarf, an invalid, having no strength, no force, paralyzed, 
worthless 

A christian without training, develoiDment, amoral and religious 
education — is a weakling, a dwarf — having no influence, no strength 
— a paralyzed soul, without capacity for good. 

An intellect, a mind without some training to think, without 
development, without education, without enlightenment, is simply a 
mind without strength, without force, v/ithout influence or capacity 
for good. This education may be to a greater or less degree, and in 
proportion to the degree of light is the power to reflect light. 

As a false training of the physical man will not prove to be a 
blessing, so a false education i/f the mental will prove a curse to the 
race. Sullivan, Corbett, and Mitchell, have been physically trained 
and educated, and are teaching the world how brutish a man can be. 
A mind stored with false learning will reflect a false light, and 
teach the world how vain a fool a skeptic is. 

The education that is commended is the enlightenment, train- 
ing, and development of the moral and mental qualities, so that our 
children shall possess those qualities of mind and heart that shall do 
good to mankind, bring them nearer to God, and in closer sympathy 
with humanity. 

Your committee heartily commend all institutions of true learn- 
ing from the common schools up to the highest seat of learning, and 
urge upon the brethren and the people the duty and importance of 
giving their children the very best education that eifort and sacrifice 
can secure for them. 

As a denomin ation, the Baptists have by earnest effort, and at 
great sacrifice, built and equipped Wake Forest College, and now 
offers it with its superior advantages, and its history of Christian 
sacrifice and devotion, to every young man in the land who may go, 
at the least posssible cost, and drink at its fountain of knowledge. 
The efliciency of our College may be known by the men it has sent 
out. Its w^ork is too widely known to require that we name any of 
the hundreds who have received their training within its walls, and 
are lights in all the walks of life. 

What shall we say as to the facilities for the education of our 
daughters ? Poor girls ! They have been and are being neglected ! 
The state, and all the religious denominations in the state, neglect 
them ! This ought not to be. We demand for them a fair showing. 
While we have good schools for girls, none of them are what they 
should be. Reform is needed at this point. 

Respectfully submitted. 

M. H. Justice, ) Cnm 
Z. T. Whiteside, \ 

A motion was made to adopt. M H Justice, E E Hilliard, J R 
Denton, Z T Whiteside and C B Justice spoke, after which the re- 
port was adopted. 

The Moderator announced the followino- committees i 



GREEN ElYEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



i^SUNDAY SCHOOLS— A J Hensley, J P AtI edge, J T Bland, C 
C Lovelace, H M Whiteside. 

PLACE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING AND INTRODUC- 
TORY SERMON— J C Price, M L Hajnes, J H Callahan, G H Ar- 
lige, N C Jones. 

NOMINATIONS TO STATE AND SOUTHERN BAPTIST 
(!ONVENTI0NS -J H Taylor, B Biggerstaff, T F Edwards, J M 
Hall. Amos Nannev. 

DECEASED MINISTERS— J R Denton, B T Wilson, W E 
Mills. L D Hemphill. W M Whiteside. 

TEMPERANCE— H Portrum. J H Lattimore. H T Green, J W 
(rravson, J W Hampton, J D Morris. 

"ORPHANGE— J C Sorrels, L L Deck, W S Walker, J K Smaw- 
iev, J S Higgins. 

STATE OF RELIGION— M H Justice, A F Morgan, J I Rid- 
ings, W G Harris, R Ledbetter. 

MINISTERIAL EDUCATION— C B Justice, Z D Harrill, A C 
Irrin. T J Moss, J B Green. 

At 12 M. adjourned one hour. 

Benedixjtion — C E Gower. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association met at 1 p. ni. Hymn : '"Amazing grace" &c. 

B xly called to order by presiding officer. 

The time having expired for consideration of next special or- 
d-r — ^State Missions — on motion of C B Justice, the subjects, as ar- 
r inged yesterday, will be considered in the order in which they were 
nim.^d. 

C Durham read report on 

STATE MISSIONS. 

Since the organization of our Baptist State Convention in 1830, 
the churches have, mainly the Board of Missions, been combining 
and directing their contributions and energies to give the gospel to 
nil the destitute sections of this State. They have from time to time 
enlarged this work. In 1880, the cliurches gave for this depart- 
ment, $3,260.55, and last year they gave for the same work $14,- 
270.95. This was a large gain for twelve years. 

There are, this year, about one hundred Baptist preachers en- 
gaged by Executive Committees of Associations, and the Board of 
Missions to give the gosj^el to the destitute parts of the State. 
These are preaching to four hundred congregations in neighbor- 
hoods destitute of the Gospel as wc believe it. These are located in 
all parts of the State from the Atlantic coast to beyoud the moun- 
tains in Ashe and Alleghany counties. 

At the last session of the Baptist State Convention, the follow- 
ing resolutions were unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That State Missions is a work of vital and trans- 
cendent impartance, and should be wisely and vigorously jorosecuted 
by our board till a self-sustaining Baptist Church shall be estab- 
lished in easy reach of every person in North Carolina. 

Resolved, 2d, That in order to carry out the above resolution 
as speedily as possible, every Association, church, aed individual 
member be urged to aid liberally in the w^ork, by their prayers an-d 



GEEEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATIOTST. 



contributions ! ! 

Our fathers began this great work and planned wisely and well 
for its enlargement. It is ours to carry on, enlarge and complete 
this work. 

In this Association, Elders J. C. Sorrees, and A J Hensley, as a 
part of this state mission work, are faithful and judicious servants, 
and the Lord has greatly blessed their toils during the past year. 

We recommend : 

1st. That the pastors give their congregations each year the 
fullest possible information about this department of our work. 

Committee. 

After remarks by C B Justice, A J Hensley, J C Sorrels, and G. 
Durham, the following pledges were secured for 
STATE MISSIONS: 



Beulah, $ 1.00 

Chimney Rock, 1.00 

Green River, ... 4.00 

Piney Knob 2.00 

Pleasant Hill 10.00 

Rutherfordton, 100.00 

White Oak, 2.00 

Bethel 5.00 

Camp Creek, 2.00 

C^atawba 2.00 

Hall Town, 1.00 

Marion 10.00 

Mount Vernon 15.00 



Big Level $ 1.00 

Green's Creek 1.00 

Montford's Cove, 3.00 

Pleasant Grove 2.00 

Rock Spring 2.50 

Silver Creek 3.00 

Whiteside Valley, 2.00 

Bethlehem ^. 3.00 

Cane Creek, 2.00 

Cherry Spring, 2.00 

Macedonia, 1.00 

Mountain Creek, 25.00 

Turkey Cove 1.50 

D'leg's from Harm'ny G've 2.00 



Total $ 206.00 



Cash Collection 7.00 



Grand Total $213.00 



To this add cash collection on Sunday 9.76 



And we have $222.76 

The report was adopted. 

C E Gower read as follows : 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS: 

In the councils of eternity, our creator, God, began to lay plans 
for Foreign Mission work. In the fullness of time Heaven gave up 
its adorable Lord, and God the Father, gave his only Son, that fallen 
man might know the way of life. After the way of the Lord had 
been prepared, he called, qualified and sent forth twelve, and soon 
after seventy other native helpers as Home Missionaries. Some of 
these afterward became Foreign Missionaries, with Paul, Barnabas 
and others as co-laborers. These were sustained vei-y much like the 
missionaries of the present day, Paul, explaining to the Corinthian 
C'hristians how he preached to them in the establishment of that 
church and of the gospel in Achaias. says : "'I robbed other 
ciuirches, taking wages of them, to do you service. And when I 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

was present with you, I was chargeal^le to no man : for that which 
was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia sup- 
plied : and in all things I have kept myself from being burden- 
some unto you, and so I will keep myself." 2d Cor. xi; 8-9. The 
older churches in Macedonia supported Paul while preaching as 
a missionary in the regions of Achaia. 

One the 19th of February 1812 — a little over eighty-one years 
ago — Adoniram Judson, the first Foreign Missionary from America, 
sailed for a heathen land. Since then America has been growing in 
a thousand and one directions — some of these pointing to the right 
iind others to the wrong direction ; but how about our Foreign 
Mission work ? 

Less than three generations ago, all America had but one repre- 
sentation in ali the Foreign fields ; to-day North Carolina alone has 
twenty representatives of the Foreign Mission Board, besides the in- 
dependent missionaries now working in what they term "The Gospel 
Mission." The Southern Baptist convention has ninety-two (92) na- 
tive assistants. These laborers are working 185 native assistants. 
These laborers are working 185 stations and 75 churches. They 
have sixteen schools and 598 scholars. The church membership is 
2,933 — the baptisms for the last conventional year being 388. The 
contributions on the Foreign field from native churches were, dur- 
ing last year, |5,368.43 — an average of one dollar and eighty-four 
cents (-1.84( per member. The total receipts of the Foreign Mission 
Board for same time were $155,927.23 — an average of twelve cents 
per member in the Seuthern Baptist Convention for the conversion 
of the heathen. 

In the name of God and the dying millions in darkness we ask, 
can't we do better ? Can't we at least come up to the average ? 
Respectfully submitted. C. E. GOWER, 

A. P. SORRELS. 
H. PORTRUM, 
ELBERT JACKSON, 
T. L. BIRD, 

Committoe, 

On motion to adopt the body was addressed by C E Gower, C. 
B Justice. J R Denton and C Hurham. 

The following as an amendment to the report was offered by C 
B Justice and accepted by the committee ; 

Resolved, That this Association w^ill co-operate with the 
Board of Missions and Sunday Schools in trying to raise four hun- 
dred dollars ($400.00) for this object during the ensuing year. 

The amendment was adopted. 

The report as amended was adopted. 

Adjourned to 9:30 to-morrow. 

Benediction by J, IL Taylor. 

THIRD BA.Y— Saturday, Sept, 80, )89S. 
MORNING SESSION. 
The Association met at 9:30 a. m. The Moderator read the 1st 
Psalm. 

Prayer, led by B B Harris. 

The body called to order, the Moderator being in the chair. 



10 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



The Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The roll of delegates was called and absentees marked. 

The following committee, known as the Executive Boakd of 
Missions (see report further on) was announced : BB Harris, M B 
Poteet, J W Grayson, J D Taylor,' T C Page. 

J R Denton read 

REPORT ON DECEASED MINISTERS. 

We are happy to report that God, in his goodness, has preserved 
the lives of all our ministers throucrhout the year. Let us render unto 
Him our proloundest gratitude for his kindness. 

J, R. Denton, Chairman. 

The report was adopted. 

A. L. Rucker, b.y request, read 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

We report ^28.25, sent up by the Churches, for minutes. 
We recommend that the clerk be allowed ten dollars for his ser- 
vices, aud that he expend the balance of the money for printing min- 
utes, and furnishing blank associational letters to the Churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. L. Grayson, 
Thos. M. Blanton, 
O. I. Nelson^ 

Committee, 
A BQotion was made, by H. D. Harrill, to supplement the mini te 
fund. After remarks, by himself, the clerk and C. B. Justice, the 
following additional amounts were obtained- 

Rutherfordton, 
White Oak, 
Marion, 
Bridgewater, 
]5ig Level, 
Silver Creek, 
Bethel, 
Piney Knob, 
Harmony Grove, 
BilPs Creek, 
Beulah, 

Total, 

Grand total of contributions 
Reported by committee, 

Grand total for minutes, $34 28 

The report was adopted. 

Elder B. F. Toney, of the Sanday Run association, was recognized 
and welcomed, 

H. D. Harrill read the following. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 
The work of the Home Mission Board is a great work. The rea- 
son why its work is so great is on account of its different depart- 
ments, each department being great in itself. We cannot afford to 
keep our Churches ignorant of the work of this Board. Its work is 
divided : 



00 


Green River, 


60 


50 


Pleasant Grove, 


60 


30 


Old Fort, 


25 


2.- 


Green 's Creek , 


25 


2h 


Eiock Spring, 


25 


25 


Mt. Vernon, 


25 


25 


tiound Hill, 


25 


25 


Cooper's Gap, 


20 


10 


Chimney Rock, 


10 


08 


ML. J. Harrill, 


05 


10 






— . 


Total, 


$2 70 


33 




3 33 


3, 


$6 03 






28 25 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

(1) Among the foreign population within the bounds of our con- 
vention. 

(2) Among the Indians- 
I'd) Among the negroes. 

(4) Among our own people in the west— especially in Mexico. 

(5) The work in the island of Cuba, which has been done mainly 
by nations under the direction of the Home Board. 

In all these departments of work the Lord has greatly blessed the 
efforts of our people. 

Therefore, your committee would recommend that all our 
Churches make an effort to increase the contributions to this work 
for the ensuing year to two hundred dollars. 

H. D. Harrill, 
J. R. Denton, 
M. B. Flack, 
Z. B. V. Freeman, 
C. G, Nanney, 

Committee. 
After speeches by H. D. Harrill and C. B. Justice the report was 
adopted. 

J. C. Son ells read report on 

THE ORPHANAGE. 

Your committee recognize the fact that one of the main features 
that distliii^uish the Christian religion is a desire to visit the widow 
and the orphan in their afflictions. The sorrows and suffering's of 
the destitute orphans can better be alleviated by organized effort than 
in any other way. 

The Thomasville Baptist orphanage is under the superintendency 
of Bro. J. H. Mills, who is probably the best qualified man in the 
8iate for the position. He has executive ability and a good heart- and 
we heartily commend the Thomas ville orphanage to the association 
as one of the l)est means of alleviating suffering, developing Christian 
charity, and glorifying our blessed master. 

J. C. Sorrels, 
L. L. Deck, 
W. 8. Walker, 
J. K. Smawley, 
I. 8. Biggins, 

A+-^ 1 ^-4. J .. T ^ ., Committee. 

After usual motion to adopt, J. 0. Sorrels, J. H. Mills and C B 
Justice spoke. * * 

The following cash contributions were obtained: 

O. B. Justice, $5 00; T. C. Page, M. H. Justice, J. F. Plack each 
$2 00; Jos. M. wiisoij, M. M. Landrum, H. Portrum, J. C. Sorrel« Z 
V. Geer, M. B. Flack, Wm. M. Blanton, A. L. Grayson, L. A. Gen ' 
try, J. C. Price, A. L. Rucker, J. M. Toms, R, H. Moore, Mrs J C 
Keeter, Miss Mattie Egerton, V. C. HiQks, W. E. Keeter J K 
8maw]ey, Mrs. S.S.Denton, each. $1.00; J. H. Lattimore 'w' e' 
Mills, J. F. Edwards, J. A. McCraw, Miss Sue Gibbs, G. W.Nannev' 
each, 60 cents; T. L. Wilson, J. R. Williams, H. T. Green W M 
Nanney, each, 25 cents; J. M. Feagans, 5 cents; cash collection' 
$5 30; total, $39 35. ' 

The report was adopted. 

Adjourned to 1:30 p. m. 

Benediction by Moderator. 



12 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association met persiiant to adjournment. 
After prayer by Z. T. Whiteside, the Association was called t<v 
order by the Moderator. 

The following is the report on Sunday Schools as read by A. J. 
Hensley. 

Your committee on Sunday schools reports that tweutj-one 
Churches in the 'ireen River association have Jbunday schools, ggie- 
g-ating 158 teachers and 1,5H8 scholars. Sixteen Churches do ii«>t re- 
port schools Oiih two Churches report lihraries, ten report contri- 
butions for expenses etc . ten report quarterlies and papers. 

We regret that so many (Jhurches fail to report schools, ^v e be- 
lieve that it is tne duty of every member of the Baptist rhurch to at- 
tend Sunday school, andHo contribute of his means in carrying on 
this great work. 

Furthermore, we recommend that the pastors and the Churches 
see that there is a progressive school in each church, and that all use 
the literature of the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist 
Convention, published at Nashville, Tenn. 

A. J. Henslisy, 
H. M. Whiteside, 
J P. Arledgf, 
C. G. Lovelace, 
J. T. Bland, 

Committee. 
After remarks by C. B. Justice, L. L. Deck, I. P. Sorrels, A. J. 
Hensley, and C. E. Gower, the report was adopted. 

C. B. Justice, after explaining absence of other members of com- 
mittee — Z. D. Harrell was then preaching at the stand, and other 
members had gone home — read following report on 

MINISTERIAL EDUCAUION. 

By ministerial education is meant the education of young men, 
called of God. to the work of the gospel ministry. The nature of the 
work, and the development of the times, both demand that the man, 
who is sent forth to preach the great truths of Christianity, should be 
educated. 

The apostles were all trained and educated under the eye of Christ 
himself, and. in addition to this, thev had enjoyed some literary ad- 
vantages, as is evident from their writings as we have them in the 
gospe)s and epistles written by them. 

Our fathers, while many of them did not enjoy extensive literary 
advantages, were under the necessity of educating themselves in the 
ministry. This thfy did by years of hard study. How much better 
it would have been for them and the cause of Christ had thev had 
larger opportunities in the schools, and thereby been enabled to give 
all their thoughts and study to God's word ! 

We have connected with Wake Forest College a board of educa- 
tion, charged with the responsible work of looking after and provid- 
ing for the education of our young men called of God to the ministry, 
and endorsed by their Churches as being worthy of help, under the 
patronage of this board, there tiave gone out into the Baptist min- 
istry of N. C, from year to year, men who have been, and are to-day, 
prominent and influential, not only in N. C, but in numbers of other 
localities. This board can only do the work as the Churches furnish 
it with the necessary money. 

Bro. John M. Walker is now at Wake Forest preparing himself 



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13 



tor the ministry, and promises to make a useful preacher. His re- 
maining in CO lege depends on the aid given him by the brethren and 
Churches of this association. 

Your committee recommend that a sufficient amount be raised 
b^ this body to p;iv Brother Walker's board at Wake Forest college 
during this year. ' C B. Justice. 

Chairman. 

C. B. Justice spoke to the report, when the following sums were 
pledged to pay board bill of Bro. John M. Walker, named in the re- 
port, for ensuing year at Wake Forest eollege: 



Bills Creek, 


$ 2 00 


Pleasant Grove, 


$ 2 00 


Green liiver. 


5 0(» 


Pleasant Hill, 


5 00 


Rock Spring, 


2 00 


Rutherford ton, 


10 00 


Silver (.'reek, 


100 


White Oak, 


2 00 


Whiteside Valle>, 


1 00 


Bethel, 


5 00 


Bethlehem, 


2 00 


Marion. 


5 00 


Harmony Grove, 


100 


Mount Vernon, 


6 00 


Mountain Creek, 


10 00 


C. B. Justice. 


20 00 


A. J. Hensley, 


100 


John Owens, 


100 


«/. C. Lovel ce, 


100 


J. T. Wilson, 


100 


J. K. Gibbs, 


150 


B. B. Price, pd., 


100 


J. H. Taylor, 


100 


C G Nanney, 


100 


Cooper's Gap Delegates, 


150 


A. L. Rucker, 


100 


M. D. HilL 


100 







Total, 



The report was adopted. 

H. Portrum read the following: 



^90 00 



REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 
We, your committee on temperance, beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report: 

While the churches have failed to report their temperance stand- 
ing in their church letters to this body, upon inquiry among delegates 
and from the best information we can gather, we are happy to report 
tne churches trying to carry out the temperance resolution passed by 
the Green River association at Bethel Church, in 1890; and that said 
resoluti'^n is still growing in favor among the churches. 

Brethren, being the leading denomination, numerically, in the 
State, other denominations and the eyes of the world are looking to 
us to lead off in this grand and glorious work of trying to reform the 
youth of our land, and to lead them in the cause of temperance. This 
being the case, we should endeavor to let our light shine in this par- 
ticular thai others, seeing our good works, would be constrained to 
follow our example, and join us in the grand warfare to drive from 
our land and country this the greatest enemy of souls. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. Portrum, Ch'man, 
J. D. Morris, 
J. W . Grayson, 
J. H. Lattimore, 

H. T. GRE£5N, 

J. W. Hampton, 

Committee. 

The report was discussed by H. Portrum, J. C. Sorrels, Elbert 
Jack»on, J. H. Taylor, C. E. Gower and I. P. Sorrels and adopted. 

The treasurer, A. L. Grayson, read report of receipts, which was 
adopted as follows: 



$117 96 


145 97 


50 68 


Pd45 


10 00 


60 61H 


4 95 


67 43 



U GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

TREASURER'S REPORT, 

The treasurer reports: 
Received to date — 

For state missions, 

■' foreigrn missions, 

" home missions, 

' ministerial educatior, 

'* Sunday school missions, 

'' orphanage, 

" aged ministers, 

" centennial of missions, 

Total, 3503 07 

A complete report will be made and submitted to the auditing- 
committee after close of this session. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. L. Grayson, 

Treasurer. 
The above report was approved and M. H. Justice and T. C. 
Smith were appointed to audit the treasurer's itemized report, which 
will be found at close of these proceedings. 

The report of committee on place of next meeting, and intro- 
ductory sermon reported through J. C, Price as follows: 

V\e, the undeiMgned commiitee, aiter careiuJly considering ail 
the applications for the next annual session of this association, rec- 
ommend that it meet with tsi ver Creek Church; and thai. Rev. J. O. 
Sorrels preach the introductory sermon, Rev. C. E. Gower. alternate. 

J. C. PhlCE, 

N. C Jones, 
J. H. Callahan. 

M. L liAYNES, \ 

G. H Arledge, 

Committee. 

J. C. Sorrels, L. A. Gentry, B. T. ^Vilson, M. K. Justice, A. L. 
Rucker and J. H. Taylor made remarks: 

A motion to strike out "Silver Creek" and substitute "Green 
River" was lost. 

A motion to strike out "Silver Creek and substitute "Big 
Level" was on division sustained by a vote of 34 to 28. 

The report as amended was adopted. 

A motion to consider the vote by which the above report was 
adopted was sustained. 

A motion to strike out the names of "J. C. Sorrels" and "C. E. 
Gower" in the order of names, and that the names of "C. E. Gower" 
and "J. R. Denton" be substituted therefore, in the order named, 
was adopted. 

The report, as again amended, was adopted. 

These several amendments fix Big Level as the place, and ap- 
point C. E. Gower to preach introductory sermon, with J. R. Denton, 
alternate. 

J. H. Taylor read report on 



GREEN RIYER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



15 



NOMINATIONS. 

Your committee on nominations recommend as delegates: 
To HHPtist 8tate Couvention, which meets in Elizabeth City, De- 
cember 1893, 

O. B Justice, H D. Harrill. B. B. Harris, J. R, Denton, Elbert 
Jackson, M. M. Landrura, J. C. Sorrels, Z. T. Whiteside, C. E. Gower, 

A. L. Gravson, H. Portrnm, A. L. Rucker, S. J. <. owart. Gray B. 
Hampton, T. (\ Pa^e. R. Ledbetter, O. I. Nelson, E. G. Goforth, B. 

B. Price and R. H. Moore. 

To the Southern Baptist Convention, which meets in Dallas, 
Texas, May 11, 1894— C. B. Justice, C. E. Gower, alternate. 

J. H. Taylor, 
T. F. Edwards, 
J. M. Hall, 

B BlGGERSTAFF, 

Amos Nanney, 

Committee. 
The report was adopted. 

The delegates of Hall Town pledge that cliurcli $3.00 for Bap- 
tist orphanage. 

The following is the report of executive committee of missions: 
We respectfully recommend the following as the board of mis- 
sions and Sunday schools — postoffices all in N. C. 



CHURCHES. 



Beulah, 
Big Level, 
Bill's Creek, 
Chimney Rock, 
CoopeiN Gap, 
Columbus, 
Green's Creek, 
Green River, 
Montford's Cove, 
Lifiey Knob, 
Pleasant Grove, 
Pleasant Hill , 
Rock Spring. 
KutherfordtOD, 



Silver Creek, 
White Oak, 
Whiteside Valley, 
Bethel, 
Bethlehem, 
Bridgewater, 
Camp Creek, 
Catawba, 
€ane Creek, 



NAMES. 



Joshua Pitman, 
S. J. Co wart, 
J F. Logan. 
w. M. Henderson, 
H. K. Corn, 
(xray B. Hampton, 
J. J. (ireen, 
C.C. Page, 
L. D Hemphill, 
J. F. Bland, 
R. Ledbetter, 
M. D. Hill, 
H. M. Whiteside, 
C. B. Justice, 
A, L.Grayson, 
W. L. Lynch, 
r. C, Smith, 
H. 1), Harrill, 
W. H. Glover, 
J. M Toms, 
J. S. McCraw, 

0. I. Nelson, 
John Thompson, 
Z. y. Morris, 

A. W. Gilliam, 

1. C. Price, 

B. Biggerstaff, 
ai. A . Harvey, 

D W. A. Cowan. 



POSTOFFICES. 



Mills' Spring. 
Poplar Grove. 
Ayr. 

Chimney Rock. 
Dimsdale. 
Landrum. 
Collinsville. 
Poor's Ford. 
Otter Creek. 
Cuba. 
Vyr. 

Rutherfordton. 
Poplar Grove. 
Rutherfordton. 



Mills' Spring 

Grassy Knob. 

Nealsville. 

Old Fort. 

Cuba. 

1 rio. 

Old Fort. 

Cliffdale. 



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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



THE BOARD OP MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS — Continued. 



CHURCHES. 


NAMES. 


POSTOFFICES. 


Clear Geek, 


C. p. Rader, 


Green lees. 


Cherry Spring, 


W. .] Gilbert, 


Old Fort. 


Dysartsville, 


W. H.Tavlor, 


Dysartsville. 


Harmony Grove, 


W. S. Freeman, 


Kocky Pass. 


Hall i^own. 


Jonathan Hall, 


Marion. 


Macedonia, 


.I.M. Watki. s, 


Dysartsville. 


Marion, 


Wm M. Hlanton, 


Marion. 


Mountain Creek, 


M. H. Flack, 


Cuba. 


Moun: Vernon, 


N. J. Rollins, 


RutherfoTdton, 


Old Fort. 


li H. Moore, 


Old Fort. 


Round Hill, 


L. L. Deck, 


Thermal City 


Zion Hill, 


F. Ledford, 


Marion 


Turkey Cove, 


R. A. Hallifield, 


Turkey Cove. 



Respectfully submitted, 

* H. H. Harris, Chra. 

M R. POTEAT, 

J. vV. Grayson^, 
J. D Taylor, 
T. C. Page, 

Committee- 

The above report was read by the clerk, and adopted. 
The following report on the State of Religion, was read by M. 
H. Justice, and adopted. 

STATE OF RELIGION. 

From the reports of the churches contained in the letters, we are 
impressed that progress is being made. Revivals of reigion have oc- 
curred in a number of the churches. 

The contributions to the objects of the denomination are not as 
large as we should like to see, but progress is being made in that direc- 
tion — especially, when we consider the stringency of mojiey. 

There is one fact that is very encouraging— The brethren are at 
peace with each other, and much of that brotherly spirit pervades 
the churches, that should characterize the foJlowers of the I'rince of 
Peace. 

We earnestly recommend a warm universal service in the wor- 
ship of song in the churches. 

M. H. Justice, Ch'm. 
R. Ledbetter, 

For Committee. 

The Moderator appointed the following as corresponding mes- 
sengers to the Association named: 

Sandy Run, which meets at Sandy Run church on next Thurs- 
day, October 5th, 1893,— J. C. Sorrels and H. D. Harrill. 

Catawba River, which meets with the church at St. John's 
next Thursday, October 5th, 1893,— C. E. Gower, C. B. Justice and 
A. J. Hensley. 

King's Mountain, which meets at Shelby, Thursday before 4th 
Sunday in September, 1894,— M. M. Landrum, H. D. Harrill, C. B, 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 17 

Justice, A J. Hensley, C. E. Gower, J. R. Denton and J. D. Taylor. 

Buncombe County, which meets with, the church at 

in August, 1894. 

On motion of J. H. Taylor, the usual vote of thanks was adopted. 

After prayer by C. E. Gower, and announcements for to-morrow, 
the Association adjourned to meet with the church at Big Level, on 
Thursday before first Lord's day in* October, in the year of our Lord 
1S94. 

M. M. LANDRUM, Moderator. 
ADIN L. RUCKER, Clerk. 



SUNDAY'S SERVICES. 

October 1st, 1894. 

At 11 A. M., H. D. Harrill preached in the church from Mat. 13:30, 
^' Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the 
harvest I will say to the reapers. Gather ye together first the tares, 
and bind them in bundles to burn them : but gather the wheat into 
my barn." 

At same hour, A. J. Hensley preached at the stand, from Rom. 
1:20: " For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world 
are dearly seen, being understood ,by the things that are made, even 
his Eternal Power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." 

At close of these services a collection of $9.76 was taken and 
applied to State Missions. 

At 1:30 p. M., M. M. Landrum preached in the house, from 
Gal. 4:6: "Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the spirit of 
his son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father." 

At same hour, J, C. Sorrels preached at stand, from Acts 5:38-39 
'■'xlud now I say unto you. Refrain from these men and let them alone 
for if this counsel or this work be of men it will come to nought 
But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found 
even to fight against God." 

The exercises, throughout the session, were pleasant and instruc- 
tive. The hospitality of the people was exemplified everywhere. 
Visitors were made welcome, ample provision having been made for 
all. 

The crowd to-day was variously estimated at from two to four 
thousand. 

Clerk. 

We have examined this Record, as given for Saturday and Sun- 
day, and approve the same. 

C. B. Justice, 
A. L. Grayson, 
H. Poktrum, 

Committee, 



18 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

CONSTlTUTiON OF THE KREEN KIVEU BAPTIST ASSO- 
CIATION. ^ 

This Association shall be known as thp Gret^n River Baptist As- 
sociation, and shall be composed of B^piist (Churches whose irtiele.?* 
of faith and constitutions are in liarmony with those of the Associa- 
tion. 

Each church shall be allowed » representation of two delegate-^, 
in addition to their regular ordained ministers, and every church of 
over fifty members shall be allowed one additional delegate for 
every fifty additional members. 

The piimary objects of the Association shall be to encourasre and 
support wake Forest College, to educate voung men callel of Gori u^ 
the ministry and approved by the churches to which thev belone; «-o 
encourage edueatiou among the people of the state; to support the 
Gospel in the destitute porlions of the State and of the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention; to send the Gospel to the nations th it have it no' ; to 
encourage the disiribution and study of the Bible and a sound re- 
ligious literature; to assis: Baptist churches in the erection of houses 
of worship; to encourage the proper care of indigent orphan children 
and destitute and aged ministers of the Gospel; to encourage the or- 
ganizition and support of Baptist Sunda? schools, and to co-operate 
with the Paptif«t State Convention in all its departments of labor. 

This Association shall meet annually on Thursday before the first 
Sabbath in October. 

The ofiicers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk and 
Treasurer, who shall be elected by the Association, and continue in 
oflice until their successors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside or fill the chair, by calling some 
member of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance with 
Mell's Parliamentary Practice. 

The clerk shall record the proceedings, conduct the correspon- 
dence, and publish and distribute Minutes. 

The Treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the churches 
or individauls to the objects of the Association, receipting the con- 
tributors for the same, and forward all contributions to their proper 
destination, and make a full report of all receipts and disbursements 
to the Association at its annual sessions, and on retiring from his 
office turn over to his successor all moneys, papers and books belong- 
ing thereto. 

There shall be appointed by the Association at each session a 
Board of Missions and Sunday schools, consisting of one member 
from each church belonging to the Association and several other 
brethren living in Rutherfordton or its immediate vicinity, five of 
whom shall constitute a quorum, which, during the intervals be- 
tween the meetings of the Association, shall have charge of the 
various interests and objects fostered by the Association, and shall 
encourage the churches to give liberally thereto; and shall make a full 
report of its work, including such suggestions relative therto as it 
may think advisable, to the Association at its annual sessions. 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, any 
three members of the Board, may call a meeting thereof. 

This Constitution may be changed or amended at any annual 
session by two-thirds of the representatives present voting in the 
affirmative. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. I9 

AS;<0C1AT10N UOVENANL'. 

Articlk 1 We b^^lieve in one only living and true God, and 
that there are three oersoiis in the Godhead— the Fnther. the Son, and 
the Holy Gnost— nnd these are one in substance, and equal in power 
and fflory 

2. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are 
the Word of G id, and the onlv rule of faith and practice 

3. We believe in thti doctrine of original sin. 

4. " e believe in man's impoteucy to recover himself from the 
fallen sIaW he is in, by his own free will and ability. 

5. We believe th>|t sinners are justified in the sight of God orly 
through the imputed righteousness of Jesua Christ. 

6. We believe the saints shall persevere in grace, and that they 
never shall finallv fall away. 

7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances 
instituted by Chris*:, and that true believers are the only proper sub- 
jects thereof. 

8. We believe immersioa is the only spiritual mode O' baptism. 

9. VVe believe that no person has a right to administer the ordi- 
nances but such Hs are re;^ularly called and qualified thereto. 

10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a general 
judgme-it; that the punishment of the wicked shall be everlasting, 
and joys of the righteous eternal. 

11. 'A'e, the members of the Green River Baptist Association, 
agreeing to the above Articles of Faith, do, for and ir behalf of the 
churches which we represent, covenant and agree, and give ourselves 
lip to each other in church and Christian fellowship, in order to keep 
up the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace, and to assist each 
other in all matters of distress, and to pray for each other's prosperity. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1. Fix time of meeting aniJ adjourning. 

2. Call for messengers present without letters from their 
churches. 

3. (Jail for application for membership in this body. 

4. Appoint committees on Preaching and Finance- 

6. Recognize, in their official capacity, any present who may 
represent general denominational interests. 

6. Call for correnspondents, renewing the call at the opening of 
each morning session. 

8. Appoint committees on State of Religion, State, Home and 
Foreign Missions, Sabbath schools, Themperance, Education, Or- 
phanage, Deceased Ministers, Nominations in State and Southern 
Conventions, urging reports soon as possible. 

9. Miscellaneous business. 

10. Appoint a brother of the church to which he belongs, begin- 
ning with oldest church, to write a historical sketch of same. 

11 Give an-opportunity to present the claims of Foreign, Home 
and State Missions, and Orphanage, with any other general interest 
supported by this body. 

12. Fix time and place of next meeting, ana appoint the intro- 
ductory preacher and alternate; also the minister to preach the mis- 
sionary sermon. 

13. Arrange general (or union) meeting. 

14. Appoint correspondents to other bodies. 

15. Call for reports of committees. 



20 GREEN mVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

16 Elrct deleg^ites to State and S"iithein Baptist Ooiiventioiit-. 

17. El^-ct Kx<-ciitiv<-' Hoard, provided for in roiistituMon. 

18. ArrHi.ge for punting, distril)utiiig Minutes and pa>irjg Clerk. 
1*^. A(^j >urn. 



ECHOES FROM THE CHURCHES. 

Beulah. — The spiritual condition of this church is very good. 
No revivals. Two additions to membership. They say, "We hope 
the brethren will pray for our little church." ' 

Big Level. — "We are endeavoring to carry out the temperance 
resolution." They also ask for next meeting of Association, and 
get it. 

Bill's Creek. — No remarks. 

Chimney Rock. -No remrrks. 

Cooper's Gap, — Reports a branch Sunday school, H. K. Corn, 
Superintendent, with six teachers and 58 scholars. 

Green's Creek. — Reports a "Joint" Sunday school at Collens- 
ville with A. L. Lanford. Superintendent, and four teachers in addi- 
to the school at the church. 

Green River. — " Dear Brethren, we request you to hold the 
next Association with us." Not granted. 

Montpord's Cove, — No remarks. 

PiNEY Knob. — No remarks. 

Pleasant Grove. — Reports a l^ranch Sunday school at Green 
Hill, N. C. Lovelace, Superintendent, with about 90 scholars. 

Pleasant Hill. — The Sunday school formerly reported as a 
branch of this church was omitted. The school is located at Pied- 
mont, and numbers over one hundred officers, teachers and scholars. 
A. L. Rucker is Superintendent. 

Rock Sping. — No remarks. 

Silver Ctieek. — No remarks. 

RuTHERFORDTON. — Rccommcnds re-appointment of former Board 
of Missions for that church, which was done. [See List.] 

Vv'hite Oak. — No remarks. 

Whiteside Valley. — Has completed outside work of their 
eliurch, and are trying to carry out the Temperance resolution. 

Bethel. — No remarks. 

Betlehem. — Had a revival, lasting a week, in August. The 
church was greatlv revived, and one converted, "Brethren, pray for 
us." 

Bridgewater. —"We have Sunday school every Sunday." 

Camp Creek. — No remarks. 

Cane Creek, — No remarks. 

Catawba. — Has had a revival, and seven are awaiting Baptism. 
" Pray for us, that God may bless our little church," 

Cherry Spring, -Has had a glorious revival, and contemplates 
building a new church during the coming year. 

Dysartsville,— Has had a gracious revival resulting in six ad- 
ditions by Baptism. "We are endeavoring to carry out temperance 
principles," 

Harmony Grove.— " We are numerically weaker this year — 
having had only one sermon each month — no Sunday school. Some 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 2i 

of our members attend Sunday school at other places. A majority of 
our members seem to be anti-missionary from the way they contribute." 

Hall Town. — Has had a revival resulting in twelve conversions 
•and blessing the members in their labors. They ask an interest in 
our prayers. They also report a branch Sunday school at Catawba 
Xiver with F. A. Hall Supt., 4 teachers and 56 scholars. 

Macedonia. — Is trying to carry out the temperance resolution, 
and ask us to pray for them. 

Makion. — " Our pastor has been and is still afflicted. We have 
not had any preaching during the summer, and our church is not 
working as it should." 

Mountain Creek. — Has just completed painting its new house 
40x60 feet, carpeting the aisles, altar and rostrum and heartily wel- 
comes this session of the Associatien. 

Mount Vernon. — No remarks. 

Old Fort. — " Owing to the affliction of pastor we had no regu- 
lar services for three months, but we are thankful he is restored to 
us, and has again entered on his work. Pray the blessing of God up- 
on us." 

Round Hill. — Reports for aged ministers fund $2.70. R. H. 
Barnes for Foreign Missions $1.00 in addition to amount given in 
Financial table. 

Columbus, Stone Mountain, Clear Creek, Turkey Cove and 
ZiON Hill were not rei^resented. 



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GKEEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATIOK 



iF'Tisr-^isro 



CHURCHES. 



Beulali 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Chimiiey Rock. . 

♦Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Green's Creek. . . 

Green River 

Montford's Cove . 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove. . 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Rutlierfordton . , . , 
Silver Creek .... 
*Stone Mountain 

White Oak 

Whiteside Vallev 

Bethel \ 

Bethlehem 

Bridgewater 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Catawba 

Cherry Spring . . . . 
*Clear Creek .... 

Dysartsville 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove. . . 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mountain Creek . . 

Mount Vernon 

•Old Fort 

Round Hill 

*Turkey Cove . . . . 
*Zion Hill 



f' m 



^ 



20.00 



50.00 
25.15 
22.77 
28.25 
60-00 
40.00 
38.00 

^ 65.00 
20.75 

200.00 
87.00 
26.70 
50.00 
15.00 
75.00 
50.00 
50.00 



30.00 

14.00 

14.00 

10.00 

35.05 

20.00 

24.00 

49.00 

300.00 

80.00 

150.00 

100.00 

62.00 

5.00 

30.00 



Totals 1$ 2146.67 

*lS[ot represented — Estimate of 1892. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



23 



Iu^Zj T^f^B3L.E]. 





s 


jl 


CO 

C 

s 

S3 

m 


: Home 

: Missions. 


Foreign 

Missions. 


Education 
and Other 
Objects. 


Total. i 

1 


1 


.50 




1.00 


1.27 


■ 


22.77 




.50 


40.00 


2.00 




5.00 


10.00 


57.50 


\ 


1.15 






2.50 


2.50 




6.15 


....... 


.25 












.'^5 




2.00 
2.00 




3.25 
3,00 


1.00 


55.25 


1 

i 


.60 





31.75 


1 


.70 


9.00 




1.00 


1.50 


15.25 


50.32 


1 


1.00 




3.00 


2.00 


4.00 


11.20 


49.45 


; 12.06 


1.05 




3.00 




5.00 


4.85 


85.96 


I 


.55 




2.00 




5.00 


16.50 


64.05 


1 


.60 




2.00 




3.75 


1.00 


45.35 


1 


.85 


800.00 


12.00 


5.00 


25.00 


14.32 


422.17 


i 

j 


.85 




4.00 




5.00 




30.60 


31.93 


2.50 




40.00 


20.00 


50.00 


84.97 


419.40 


1 


1.50 




2.00 


2.00 


3.00 


13.02 


108.52 


j:::::;: 
1 


.50 

i.oa 

1.20 


40.00 
400.00 


2.20 


3.00 






32.40 






91.00 


2.50 


1.00 


3.00 


17.08 


439.78 




115 


29.90 


5.00 




9.25 


37.80 


158.10 


1.00 


1.05 




2.00 


1.00 


3.31 


2.50 


60.35 


2.00 


.75 





5.00 


2.00 




3.00 


62.75 


2.60 


.80 




.70 


.75 


2.00 


1.50 


8.35 




.40 




1.00 
....... 





1.00 
1.00 




32.40 
15.00 





.20 




1.57 
4.00 







1.25 


17.02 




.15 


14.15 


.25 


.70 


30.00 


.70 


.32 


2.65 


.33 


70.00 


3.05 

1 

18.00 


.45 
.70 
.25 

.80 


5.00 







1.10 


4.42 


34 02 






24.70 




1.00 
9.30 






11.00 

18.07 


61.25 


5.00 


9.35 


360.57 


2.50 


2.50 


122.97 


25.00 


10.00 


50.00 


17.47 


310.44 


10.30 


1.25 


1.25 


15.00 


10.00 


18.00 


31.00 


236.80 




.75 




10.00 


5.00 


5.00 


5.00 


125.75 


1 26.25 


1.20 


106.20 


5.00 


2.00 


3.55 


8.85 


215.05 


10.50 














15.50 










1.17 




31 17 














1110.44 


$28.25 


$1084.32 


$165.02 


$72.57 


$227.80 


$330.88 


$4165.95 



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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



S^T-Z^TISTIO-^L 



CHURCHES. 



PASTORS AND THEIR POSTOFFICES. 



Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Chimney Rock . . . , 

^Columbus , 

Cooper's Gap. . . . , 
Green's Creek .... 

Green River 

Montford's Cove, . 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove . . . . 
Pleasant Hill .... 

Rock Spring 

Rutlierfordton. . . . , 

Silver Creek 

*Stone Mountain. 

White Oak 

Whiteside Valley. 

Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Bridgewater 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Catawba 

Cherry Spring. . . . 

*Clear Creek 

Dysartsville 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove . . 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mountain Creek. . 
Mount Vernon. . . . 

Old Fort... 

Round Hill 

♦Turkey Cove .... 
*Zion Hill 



A. T. Jones, Swains, South Carolina 

J. C. Sorrels, Nealsviile, North Carolina 

Elbert .Jackson, Turner, North Carolina 

Richard Huggins, Bat Cave, North Carolina. . . . 
O. C. Barton, Gowansville, South Carolina..... . 

Elbert -Tackson, Turner, North Carolina , 

R. J. Tate, Sandy Spring, North Carolinn 

A. T. Jones, Swain, South Carolina 

J. C. Sorrels, Nealsviile, North Carolina 

Z. D. Harrill EUenboro, North Carolina 

Z. T. Whiteside, Uree. North Carolina 

C. B. Justice, Rutherfordton, North Carolina.. . 
Z. T. Whiteside, Uree, North Carolina 

C. B. Justice, Rutherfordton, North Carolina.. . 

J. C. Sorrels, Nealsviile, North Carolina 

J. I. Moifitt, Stone Mountain, North Carolina. . , 

A. T. Jones, Swains, South Carolina ^ . . . 

Z. T. Whiteside, Uree, North Carolina " 

J. C. Sorrels, Nealsviile, North Carolina 

J. C. Sorrels, Nealsviile, North Carolina 

M. M. Landrum, Marion, North Carolina 

H. D. Harrill, Forest City, North Carolina 

B. W. Toney, Sunshine, North Carolina .... . . . . 

A. J. Hensley, Rocky Pass, North Carolina. 

A. J. Hensley, Rocky Pass, North Carolina 

A. J. Hensley, Rocky Pass, North Carolina 

B. B. Harris, Cuba, North Carolina. . . ... ....... 

D. P. Loudermilk, Fonta Flora, North Carolina. 
J. R. Denton, Dysartsville, North Carolina 

B. B. H^arris, Cuba, North Carolina 

M. M. Landrum, Marion, North Carolina . . . 

C. B. Justice, Rutherfordton, North Carolina.. . 

C. E. Gower, Lincolnton, North Carolina 

M. M. Landrum, Marion, North Carolina . 

H- D. Harrill, Forest City, North Carolina 



G. W. Settemire, Old Fort, North Carolina, 



*Not represented — Estimate of 1892 given. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



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i^BLE. 



,ERKS AND THEIR POSTOFFCES. 



R. Splawn, Mills Spring N. C 

W. Cowart, Poplar Grove ....... " 

[in F. Logan, Ayr, " 

'n. M. Henderson, Chimney Rock . " 
(iy B. Hampton, Landrum S. C 

W. Gibbs, Dimsdale N. C. 

Wilkersfin, Collinsville 

[. Ridings, Poor's Ford 

W. Morgan, Otter Creek 

B. Elliott, Cuba 

R. Morgan, Otter Creek 

jin Owens, Mack 

5. Whiteside, Ayr. 

b. Smith, Riitherfordton K 

n M. Justice, Mills Spring 

M. Nanny, Stone Mountain 

K. Foster, Mills Spring. 

M. Whiteside, "Chimney Rock. . . 

Gr. Golbrth, Nealsville 

|a. Silver, Old Fort 

. Price, Cuba 

. Guffy, Trio 

fW. A. Cowan, Cliffdale 

A. Gibson, Old Fort 

H. Gilliam, Old Fort 

Silver, Old Fort 

i. Denton, Dysartsviile 

/i. Hall, Marion 

P. Sorrels, Bridgewater 

E. Watkins, Nealsville ......... 

B. Price, Marion 

jPortrum, Rutherfordton 

1. Wilson, Myrtle 

M. Mashburn, Old Fort 

[.. Deck, Thermal City 

A. Puckanan, Armstrong 

L. Pendergrass, Old Fort 






3 

2 
3 
2 
4 
1 
2 
2-4 
4 
1 
3 
3 
2 

. 1 
2 
3 
4 
1 
4 
4 
3 
4 
4 
4 

1-3 
3 
4 
4 
1 
2 
2 



Totals 221 



6 

5 

21 






« 



xrx M 



1 2 



126 29 136 



2 
7 6 



72 



20 
54 
27 
5 
48 
82 
47 
53 
56 
34 
35 
51 
25 
85 
55 
26 
50 
19 
112 
28 
5 
35 
21 
15 
17 
52 
58 
18 
27 
24 
19 
106 
105 
14 
91 
9 
14 



22 
69 
90 
13 
56 

144 
84 
94 

145 
52 
44 
69 
58 
99 
88 
54 
61 
25 

159 
56 
12 
73 
37 
26 
27 
98 

102 
24 
33 
32 
42 

128 

158 
21 

133 



30 1542|'?482 4024 



o 
_H 

42 

123 

117 

18 

104 

226 

131 

147 

201 

86 

79 

120 

83 

184 

143 

80 

111 

44 

271 

84 

17 

108 

58 

41 

44 

150 

160 

42 

60 

58 

61 

234 

263 

as 

224 
41 
36 



26 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



sxjnsriD-^-"^ sox^oo:!^ ST.^f^T'iSTXCS. 



• 

SCHOOLS. 


SUPERINTENDENTS AND THEIR 

POSTOFFICES. 


o 


t 

A 

o 
xn 




Total. 


Big Level. . . . 
Coopers Gap. 
Green's Creek. 
fCollinsville.. 
Green River. . 
Montford's Co^ 
Pleasant Grov( 
tGreen Hill. . . 
Pleasant Hill. 


3. . 


J. J. Cowart, Poplar Grove. . . . .N. C. 
W. E. Mills, Dimsdale " 


5 

8 
4 
4 
6 
3 
8 
8 
5 
8 
5 
7 
lo 
lo 
, 7 
9 
4 

\ 

4 
5 

8 
13 

8 

7 


6o 

57 
56 

5q 
124 

75 
9o 
4o 

loo 
5o 
9o 
8o 
91 
48 
49 
25 
33 
45 
56 
4o 
6o 

lo8 
55 
72 


25 


3.00 


D. F. Ezell, Collinsville ' 

A. L. Landford, Collinsville. ... ' 
J. H. Blanton, Poor's Ford. ... ' 

J. W. Morgan, Otter Creek , 

Richard Ledbetter, Ayr i 

N. C. Lovelace, Green Hill ' 

J. M. Taylor, Mack ' 

A. L. Rucker, Rutherfordton . . . " 

Z. T. Whiteside, Uree ' 

T. C Smith, Rutherfordton ' 

I. M. Frady, Uree ' 

E. G. Goforth, Nealsville ' 

Wm. Silver, Old Fort ' 


i 


56 

5o 

12o< 

4o 


6.01 

1.8J 

5.0^ 
2.0. 
2.a 


fPiedmont 

tWMteside Acd'y 
Rutlierfordton . . . 
Whiteside Valley 

Bethel 

Bethlehem ...... 


25 


3.0 


loo 

71 
8o 
52 


a5o.o 
2.1 

b17.2 
2.4 


Camp Creek 


B. Biggerstaff, Trio ' 

H. F. Smith, Old Fort. . ' 




Catawba ■ . 




^ 


Cherry Spring. . . 
Hall Town 


W. H. Gilliam, Old Fort ' 

G. Y. Hall, Marion ' 


22 


\.i 


tCatawba River. . 


F. A. Hall, Marion ' 

B. B. Price, Marion ' 

H. Portrum, Rutherfordton .... ' 

R. K. Wilon, Myrtle ' 

Dr. B. F. Landis, Old Fort ' 

L. L, Deck, Thermal City ' 






Marion 

Mountain Creek. 


4o 


15.o< 


Mount Vermon. . . 
Old Fort 


8o 
75 
16 

859 


2.5 
25.6 


Round Hill 


1.7 


Totals 




164 


1544 


$ 140.7 













fThe Schools thus marked may be regarded as "branch" or "missionary] 
schools of the churches immediately preceeding them. Whiteside Academy 
a part of Rocky Spring which has no other school. 

Dysartsville reports 25 volumes in library and no school. 

Bridgewater reports same number of volumes, has a school but sent n^ 
statistics. 

The above contributions are all for school expenses except (a) $3o.oo an^ 
(b) $1.81 for various objects. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



27 



Treia-S-u-re^r^s ±^e:pox't^ 


CHURGHES. 




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$1 LKJ 


1 27 












2 27 


liig LeTel 


2 00 


5 00 




.... 










7 00 


Bill's Creek 


2 50 


2 50 














5 00 


bethel 


5 (to 


9 25 


. ' • . 


9 81 










24 06 


Hethlebe a 


2 00 


3 00 


1 n 


3 15 


2 00 








11 46 


Hridgewater 


5 00 


1 00 


2 00 


2 00 










10 00 


Chimney Rock 





.... 




.... 


.... 










(Tolumbus 






- . • 














Cooper's Gap 


2 00 


3 00 


.... 





1 00 








6 00 


Cmie Creek 


1 on 


1 00 












1 00 


3 OJ 


0;imp Creek 


70 


2 00 


.... 


i 50 








75 


4 95 


Cnerry ^Springs 


1 00 


50 


.... 












] 50 


Catawba 




1 00 


.... 





.... 








1 OJ 


Clear Creek 




















Dysortsville 


70 


... 


32 


33 










1 35 


Green'.s Creek 


1 00 


i 50 


.... 











1 05 


8 55 


Green Grove 


3 00 


4 00 


2 00 




1 00 






5 00 


15 00 


Hail Town 









4 42 










4 42 


Harmony Gr've 











2 00 








2 00 


Montfords Cove 


8 00 


5 00 


.... 


2 86 


2 00 








12 85 


Marion 


9 30 


9 35 


5 00 


1 40 


5 00 




2 25 


5 80 


3S 10 


Macedonia 




. 


1 0) 


1 00 










2 00 


Mountain Creek 


. 9 87 


9 45 







5 00 






10 00 


U 82 


Mount Vernon 


15 00 


1-^ 00 


10 i)0 





8 00 






12 00 


58 00 


Old Fort 


10 00 


5 00 


5 00 




3 00 








23 00 


i'lney Knob 








2 50 


2 00 








4 50 


Pleasant Grove 


2 00 


3 75 








1 00 









6 75 


Pleasant Hill 


6 86 


9 85 


1 88 




5 45 









23 52 


Hound Hill 


5 00 


3 55 


2 00 


2 20 


3 Ot) 




2 70 




18 45 


liutherfordton 


30 00 


32 00 


14 00 


26 00 


20 00 


10 00 




18 ()5 


150 05 


Rock Spring 




.... 




. . . • 





.... 




2 70 


2 70 


silver ('reek 


2 00 


3 00 


2 00 


3 00 










10 00 


Stone Mouni'n 




















Turkey Cove 




. . . 


.... 







. . . . 








^ hiteside Val 


2 nO 


3 00 


1 00 


3 50 








1 08 


11 OS 


Zion Hill 


1 00 


1 00 


80 












2 80 


white Oak 




















* oUections 




















this session 


16 77 






3^ 35 










56 12 


Collections 




















S.S. Assc'tn. 


6 00 





.... 












6 00 


Total 


S146 20 


•f 137 97 


47 79 


103 01 


55 45 


10 00 


4 95 


57 48 


$562 80 



We have examinined the Treasurer's receipts and find that lie lias 
paid out five hundred and sixty-two dollars and eighty cents all of 
which has been properly applied to the objects named in his report. ^ 

M. H. Justice, 
T. C. Smith, 

Auditing Committee. 



28 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST A^SSOCIATION. 

The amount from Zion Hill church was raised by Miss Lettie 
Reed. 

Bethel Sunday school contributed $1.81 of amount for Orphan- 
age from that church. 

A portion of the contributions from several churches was sent 
direct — not paid to the Treasurer, hence does not appear on this re- 
port. See Financial table for these amounts. 

Piney Knob church sent report $7.00, not reported in above, 
which is to be duly forwarded as directed by that church. 

Several churches exj^ect to add to their contributions to ap- 
ply on the past year's work. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

A. L. Grayson, Treas. 



AMEBICM BAPTIST POBUCATION SOdETTS 

SUNDAY SCHOOL PERIODICALS. 

PRICE LIST. 

Club Prices of five or more copies to 
one address. 

3APTIST SUPERINTENDENT 6i cents per quarter; 25 cents per year. 

3APTIST TEACHER 12^ " " 50 " 

I INTERNATIONAL SERIES. 

SENIOR QUARTERLY 6 " " 24 " 

Advanced quarterly 2h " " lo " 

Intermediate quarterly.... 2i " " 9 " 

Primary quarterly 2i " " 9 " 

PICTURE LESSONS 3 " " 12 " 

^IBLB LESSONS li " " 6 " 

I INDUCTIVE SERIES. 

SENIOR INDUCTIVE STUDIES.... 6 " " 24 " 

fUNIOR INDUCTIVE STUDIES.... 2i " " 10 " 

NEW PEIMARI QUARTERLY. 

?WO YEARS WITH JESUS 2i " " 9 " 

ILLUSTRATED PAPERS. 

HE WORKER U " " 6 " 

)UR YOUNG PEOPLE 10 " " 40 " 

iBAPER, Monthly 2i " " 10 " 

JEAPER, Semi-monthly 5 " " 20 " 

^UNLIGHT, Monthly 2 " "8 " 

iuNLIGHT, Semi-monthly 4 " " 16 " 

)UR LITTLE ONES Qi " " 25 " 



NOTICE THREE THINGS. 

1. The price of the Sunlight— 8 cents, monthly ; 16 cents, semi-monthly, 
^his is the cheapest paper published. For a competing paper, no larger or 
letter, 16 cents is asked for the monthly, and 24 cents for the semi-monthly. 

2. TWO SERIES FOR 1894. 

None of the helps on the INTERNATIONAL SERIES— six helps, six 
rades — will he dropped out. They will be better, than ever ueeore. 

Some prefer the Inductive plan of study. The Society will therefore give 
choice, bj" publishing two new quarterlies — Junior Inductive Studies and 
SNioR Inductive Studies, taking up a chronological life of Christ. 

8. PRIMARY CLAS8JES. 

From the beginning of 1894, the Society will publish two quarterlies — the 
Primary Quarterly on the International Lessons by Mrs. M. G. Kennedy ; 
nd a new quarterly. Two Years with Jesus, by Miss Juliet E. Dimock. 



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im^i:m&md,. ■ 




niNUTES OF THE> 



Fifty-Fotti-th Session 



)F THE, 




eti River 

Baptist Association, 

\t Big Level Church, 
1894. 






T. W. DIXON, 

M, 0. DICKERSOW, Manager, 

—DEALER IN— 



\I\ 




Farm Implements of all kinds, Mechanics' Tools, 

Guns and Ammunition at bottom prices. 

RUTHERFORDTON, N. C, 




We are very thankful to our many friends in 
Rutherford and Polk for the liberal patronage giv- 
en us last year, and we hope to be favored even 
more this year as we are better prepared now to 
serve our friends than ever. 

GEO. H.MILLS 6c SON, 

Lesdiitg Grocers, 

RUTHERFORDTON, N. G. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 

i" - 

I OFFICE OF JNO. C. TIPTOn" 

I PRINTER AND PUBLISHER. 

f;_. RUTHEEFOEDTON, N. C. 

f Mb. a. L. Rucker: February 1st, '95. 

fault of yours. Theco,wwn!;I I °'"^*'°" "^"^ '^"'^ ^ ™ 

the-nout^ythellSfl^rX Jtr'%''"'' '° "^^ '^^ 
shipment of type I was nnflhrt*l"^*° an error in the 

— aftert^^;L:rhr:teft*:er'^"*''^'" ""*^' "^^ ^ 

Respectfully, 

Jno. C. Tipton. 



IN 



Polk+Counl)/,+[]orll^+(^arolina, 



OCTOBER 4, 5, 6, 7, 1894 



RUTHERFORDTON, N. C: 

JNO. C. TIPTON'S book & JOB PRINTING HOUSE. 

1894. 



©FFI©ERS, 



MODERATOR. 

Elder M. M. Landrum, Marion, N, C. 

TREASURER. 

Albert L. Grayson. Rutherfordton, N. C. 

CLERK. 

Adin L. Rucker, Rutherfordton, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Elder C. C. Case Columbus, Polk county, N. C. 

" J. R. Denton Dysartsville, McDowell county, N. C. 

" H. D. Harrill Forest City, Rutherford county, N. C. 

" B. B. Harris Cuba, Rutherford county, N. C. 

" Elbert Jackson Turner, Polk county, N. C. 

" C. B. Justice Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N. C. 

" W. H. Logan Ayr, Rutherford, county, N. C. 

'• A. B. Mashburn Nealsville, McDowell county, N, C. 

" J. I. MoFFiT Stone Mountain, McDowell county, N. C. 

" M. M. Landrum Marion, McDowell county, N. C. 

" J. C. Sorrels Nealsville, McDowell county, N. C. 

" G. W. Settlemire Old Fort, McDowell county, N. C. 

•' E. L. Taylor Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N. C. 

" Z. T. Whiteside .Uree, Rutherford county, N. C. 

" C. E. GowER Lincolnton, Lincoln county, N. C. 

" A. J. Hensley Rocky Pass, McDowell county, N. C. 

'• J. H. Taylor Poplar Grove, Polk county, N. C. 

LICENTIATES. 

J. M. Taylor Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N. C. 

M. A. Harvey Old Port, McDowell county, N. C. 



NEXT SESSION. 

At Round Hill Church 10 miles North of Rutherfordton, and one- 
fourth of a mile of Union Mills on the O. R. & C. Railroad, 
beginning Thursday before the first Sunday 
in October 1895. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Big Level Baptist Church, Polk County, N. C. 

Thursday, Oct. 4th, 1894. 

The Green River Baptist Association met this day at 11 o'clock 
in its fifty-fourth annual session. 

Hymn.— -'We Plead Thy Promise." 

Prayer.— Eld. C. E. Gower, leading. 

After the hymn, "Now we Meet," and prayer by Eld. J. C. 
Sorrels, Eld, C. E. Gower read the fifth chapter of Romans, select- 
ing verses 13, 18 and 19 of that chapter as a text for the introduc- 
tory sermon. From these he submitted as his theme, "The Sin 
of the First, and the Righteousness of the Second Adam." 

The subject was ably and forcibly discussed — the old story of 
the gospel extolled, and the so-called new theology, as taught by 
some, as severely denounced. 

We are sorry we cannot on account of space give a synopsis of 
the sermon, which we heard highly complimented by others. 

Prayer by M. M. Landrum. 

"Amazing Grace how Sweet the Sound" was sung. 

After remarks by M. M. Landrum former Moderator, the As- 
sociation adjourned for one hour. 

Benediction by Eld. C. E. Gower. 



FIRST I>AY.— EVENING SESSION. 

The Association met at 2 pm. Elder M. M. Landrum, former 
Moderator, called the body to order, and read the thirteenth chapter 
of Corinthians. 

Hymn.— "Jesus Lover of My Soul." Elder T. K. Brown, of the 
Buncombe county Association, led the prayer. 

J. C. Caddell and A. L. Grayson were requested to act as as- 
sistant clerks in organizing the Association. 

The Moderator called the roll of churches; the letters were 



4 GREEN KIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

presented and read, and Messengers enrolled as follows. 

FIRST DISTRICT. 

Beulah — W. J. Splawn, A. L. Pitman, John Culbreath. 

Big Level— Eld. J. H. Taylor, B. T. Wilson, N. T. Mills, T. 
M. Ruppe. 

Chimney Rock — C. G. Nanney, E. C. G. Nanney. 

Bill's Creek— *Eld. W. H. Logan, Wm. Flynn, I. E. Frady, 
J. F. Logan. 

Columbus— N. B. Hampton, Columbns Jones, H. C. McCurry. 

Cooper's Gap— H. K. Corn, W. E. Mills, W. T. Brown, Bur- 
chet Langhter. 

Green's Creek — G. C. Collins, Marcus Blackwood, Alexander 
Feagans. 

Green River— T. C. Page, J. H. Blanton, *T. P. Covington. 

Montford's Cove— J. W. Halford, J. A. Wilkerson, Elijah 
Wilkinson, *J. D. Ledbetter. 

PiNEY Knob— J. T. Bland, *J. B. Elliott. 

Pleasant Grove— *R. Ledbetter, J. T. Lewis, George B. 
Melton. 

Pleasant Hill— C. W. Owens, M. D. Hill, *J. M. Taylor, 
M. L. McDade. 

Rock Spring— Eld. Z. T. Whiteside. I. M. Frady, A. S. White- 
side. 

RUTHERFORDTON— Eld. C. B. Justice, Eld. H. D. Harrill, *Eld. 
E. L. Taylor, A. L. Grayson, *J. M. Toms, J. H. Callahan,. T. C. 
Smith, W. O. Watkins. 

Silver Creek— Eld. Elbert Jackson, ^J. M. Hamilton, I. S. 
Higgins, N. E. Williams, C. C. Collins. 

Stone Mountain— *C. M. Nanney, M. Hall. 
.White Oak— J. A. Thorn, J. R. Foster, J. A. Rucker. 

Whiteside Valley— J. W, Thompson, R. K. Freeman, *Jerry 

Shitle. 

second district. 

Bethel -Eld. J. C. Sorrels, *Eld. A. B. Mashburn, *J. W. 
Grayson, W. W. Sorrels, Z. V. Morris, E. G. Goforth, R. P. Mor- 
ris, J. W. Bracket. 

Bethlehem— A. W. Gilliam, John M. Pendergrass. 

Bridgewater— P. P. Price, J. C. Price. 

Camp Creek— R. J. Tony, Joseph Hutchins, *G. A. Guffy. 

Cane Creek— E. Walker, *S. D, Street.— Church dismissed by 

letter 

Catawba— Eld. G. W. Settlemire. 
Clear Creek— Not represented. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

Cherry Spring — J. A. Coxey, *W. G. Walker, G. L. Fortune. 

Dysartsville— *Eld. J. R. Denton, J. P. Whisnant, W. S. 
Walker, *W. H. Taylor, *J. A. Daves. 

Harmony Grove— Eld. A. J. Hensley, W. S. Freeman, *Ma- 
rion Simmons, A. E. Rowe. 

Hall Town— J. A. Hendley, Robt. Hall. 

Henry Station— By letter and their paster, Eld. G. W. 
Settlemire. 

Macedonia— *J. Ward. B. E. Watkins. 

Marion— Eld. M. M. Landrum, *Henry Husthsteiner, M. B. 
Poteet. 

Mountain Creek— C. M. Lewis, A. L. Rncker, J. B. Bennett, 
M. L. Sorrels, Wm, A. Geer, H. P. Rueker. 

Mount Vernon— Eld. C. E. Gower, R. K. Wilson, R. G. Free- 
man, H. A. Harrill, -M. L. Wilson, J. C. Egerton, G. W. Morgan. 

Old Fort— R. H. Moore, M. G. Pendergrass. 

Round Hill— I. P. Sorrels, L. L. Deck, C. O. Sorrels. T. W. 
Nanney, A. L. Sorrels. 

Turkey Cove— Not represented. 

ZiON Hill — Not represented. 

Names with * in front, absent. 

Churches represented 34 

Churches not represented 3 

Total 37 

The Association proceeded to the election of officers for ensu- 
ing year with T. C. Page, L. L. Deck, and J. C. Caddell tellers, 
who reported the following as the result: 
FOR moderator: 

Eld. M. M. Landrum, 62 votes. 

Eld. C. B. Justice, 16 " 

Eld. C. E. Gower, 1 " 

N. B. Hampton, 1 " 

FOR clerk: 

Adin L. Rueker, 79 votes. 

A. L. Sorrels, 1 " 

FOR treasurer: 

Albert L. Grayson, , 77 votes. 

Remarks by moderator. 

Order of business, as printed in Minutes of 1893, adopted. 

The hours of meeting and adjournment were fixed as follows: 

Meet at 9 am. — Spend one half hour in devotional exercises. 



6 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATIOX. 

Adjourn at 12 M. 

Meet at 1 pm. 

Adjourn at pleasure. 

E](ler G. W. Settlemire was recognized as messenger from Ca- 
tawba « 5 htirch, and his name entered as a delegate opposite that 
church. 

Uuder call of the Moderator for letters from churches dismiss- 
ed froui other Associations, and wishing to join this body, or for 
newly constituted churches, wishing to obtain membership in the 
Green River Association, Eld. G. W. Settlemire presented a letter, 
and statement in v>^riting, of a church recently constituted and or- 
ganized at, and known by the name of, Henry Station on the South- 
ern Railway in the County of McDowell, which were referred to 
Elders C. B. Justice, C. E. Gower and H. D. Harrill with instruc- 
tions to report on same tomorrow morning. 

Visitors recognized and welcomed: 

Sandy Run Association— Elders T.J. Moss and S. A. Bridges. 

Buncombe County Association — Elders T. K. Brown and 
S. F. Moore. 

Raleigh Association— J. C. Caddell, representing the Bibli- 
cal Recorder. 

Under call for corresponding messengers no applications for 
recognition were made. 

The pastor and members of Big Level church were appointed 
the committee on religious exercises. 

Finance Committee— A. L. Grayson, A. L. Sorrels, C. M. 
Lewis. 

Elder J. H. Taylor speaks of the constitution and history of 
Big Level church, and in the name of the church and community 
welcomes this session of the Association to the hearts and homes 
of the people. The response was by Elder C. B. Justice. 

Elder O. C. Barton, of the Greenville, S. C. Association, preach- 
ed at the stand during the evening session. 

Round Hill, Bethlehem, Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Grove, and 
Green River churches, each ai)plied by letter for the next session 
of this Association. 

Query from Whiteside Valley: "Is it Right for this Associa- 
tion to Pass a Resolution, and Not Carry it Out?" 

Cane Creek church requests by letter a letter of dismission to 
join the Sandy Run Association. 

Further committees will be announced in the morning 

Adjourned to 9am tomorrrow. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

Praj^er and Benediction by Eld, T. J. Moss, of Sandj^ Rnii 
Association. 



SECOND DAY.— MORNING SESSION. 

The Association met at 9 am. 

Eld, S, A, Bridges of the Sandy Run Association read the 
thirty-fourth Psalm and conducted the devotional exorcises in 
which the following brethren participated: Elders G, W. Settle- 
mire, T, K. Brown, and C. E. Gower. 

At 9:30 the Moderator called the xVssociation to order. 

The clerk read proceedings of yesterday which, as amended, 
were adopted. 

The call for additional messengers and correspondents was 
made by the Moderator. Elder O. C, Barton, of the Greenville, 
S. C. Association, and Elder C, Durham, of Raleigh, Secretary' of 
the State Mission and Sunday School Board, and repre>^enting the 
Board of Education of Wake Forest College, responded, and were 
cordially welcomed. 

W. O. Watkins was added to the Finance Committee. 

Announcement of committees by Moderator as follows: 

State OF Religion — H, D, Harrill, N. B. Hamilton. W. W. 
Gibbs, G. C. Collins, T, C, Page.- 

State Missions— C. Durham, A. L. Pitman, T. M. Ruppe, E. 
C. G. Nanney, J. F, Logaii. 

Home Missions— J. C. Sorrels, J. W. Halford. J. T. Bland, 
J, T, Lewis, C, W. Owens. 

Foreign Missions — C. B. Justice, I. M. Frady, Elbert Jackson, 
M. Hall, J. R. Foster. 

Sunday Schools— R. K. Wilson, R. K. Freeman, A. W. Gil- 
liam, E, G, Goforth, P, P. Price. 

Temperance— A. J, Hensley, R, J. Tony, E. Walker, J. A, 
Coxey, J. P. Whisnant. 

Education — C, E. Gower, A. J, Hensley. A. P, Rucker. H. A, 
Harrill, M. G. Pendergrass. 

Orphanage— T. C. Smith, CO. Sorrels, B. T. Wilson, I. E, 
Frady, Columbus Jones. 

Deceased Ministers— G. W. Settlemire, Burchet Laughter, 
Marcus Blackwood, J. H. Blanton, Elijah Wilkerson, A, J. Hens- 
ley. 

Nominations to S. and S. B. Conventions— J. H, Taylor, M. 
D. Hill, A. S. Whiteside, J. H. Callahan, I. S. Higgins. 

Church and Associational History— J. A. Thorn, J. W. 
Thompson, Z. V. Morris, R, H Moore, Wm, A. Geer. 



8 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Periodicals and Religious Literature— J. C. Caddell, T. J. 
Moss, T. K. Brown, O. C. Barton, S. F. Moore. 

Cane Creek church was dismissed by letter to join the Sandy 
Run Association. 

A. L. Grayson read the condensed report of Treasurer's receipts 
as follows, which was adopted: 

For State Missions, $ 79.40 

" Foreign Missions, 134.59 

" Home, Missions, 34.66 

" Orphanage, 30.56 

" Ministerial Education, 35.17 

" S. S. Missions, 5.00 

" State Mission Debt, 56.35 

" Aged Ministers 6.05 

" Eld. J. B. Bostic, 5.00 



Total $386.68 

The money sent up to this meeting will be added, and a com- 
plete report will be submitted to auditing committee. 

Respectfully submitted 
October 5th, 1894. A. L. Grayson, Treasurer. 

C. B. Justice read a report on the recently constituted church 
at Henry Station: 

The committee to whom the application of the newly constitut- 
ed church at Henry Station was referred 

Report. — That after examining the letter from the church, and, 
so far as accessible, their Constitution and Articles of Faith, 
Recommend. — That the church be received into fellowship. 

C. B. Justice, ) 
H. D. Harrill, J- Committee. 
C. E. Gower, ) 
The report was adopted, and the new church at Henry Station 
was received into membership in the Greeu River Association; In 
the absence of other delegates, the pastor, G. W. Settlemire, was 
authorized to represent the church. 

It was announced that Elders C. C. Case and B. B. Harris will 
preach immediately at the stand. 

C. B. Justice read the following report: 

BOARD OP MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS OF THE GREEN RIVER 
ASSOCIATION. 

Dear Brethren:— Profoundly grateful to Almighty God for 
His abundant blessings on us during the past year in giving us abun- 
dant crops; blessing our people, in a very large measure, with ext^-a- 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

orJiiiary health; giving to oar churches in great abundance the spir- 
it of revival, resulting in the addition, as aj^pears from the letters, 
of 219 members by experience and baptism, and in bringing us to- 
gether again in our annual meeting to review the work of the past 
twelve months, and to devise ways and means for carrying on the 
work for the next year — looking to Him for wisdom to plan wisely, 
and for strength and grace to carry out the plans inaugurated, we 
would call your attention to that which has been accomplished as 
well as that which remains to be done. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

During the first part of the year, by our recommendation. Broth- 
er A. J. Hensley supplied as Missionary under appointment of the 
Board of Missions of the Baptist State Convention, the field hereto- 
fore supplied by Brother J. C. Sorrels. Brother Henslej^ closed 
his work in this field, since which time it has not been supplied by 
any missionary. Brethren Settlemire and Hensley have both been 
giving some of their time to this work. During the year there have 
been added to these mission churches, eight persons by baptism. In 
addition to the work done by these brethren. Brother Sorrels held a 
meeting in North Cove, at the close of which he baptized three per- 
sons. At this point a church will be constituted in the near future. 

Since the last meeting of the State Convention in December 1893, 
by special collections for that purpose, a debt of $3,000 has been paid 
the Missionaries for the work of the preceding year. In addition 
to this, the contributions from the churches for the work of the 
present year, notwithstanding the stringency in money matters, 
have been equal to, if they have not exceeded, those of the corres- 
ponding period of last year. 

The labors of the Missionaries, 93 in number, under the appoint- 
ment of our State Mission Board, have been very wonderfully bless- 
ed of the Lord, resulting in the professed conversion and baptism of 
largi numbers into the churches; and also in the organization of a 
nu.mber of churches in destitute sections. During no year, perhaps, 
have the blessings of God in our efforts to evangelize North Carolina 
been greater than they have been during the year now closing. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

On account of space a mere summary only can be given of those 
in the employ of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

In China we have 39 missionaries, and 21 native workers. 

Elder R. T. Bryan and wife, who have been visiting this country. 
will return to China this month. Miss Lollie W. Price, of Ashe- 



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ville, goes with them. 

In Japan — 4 missionaries; In Italy — 3 missionaries, and 14 na- 
tive workers; In Africa— 11 missionaries, and 5 native workers. 

Here recently. Rev. C. C. Newton and wife have been called 
to their reward in Heaven. 

In Brazil — 17 missionaries, and 6 native w^orkers. 

Rev. S. J. Porter and wife have just returned from this field, 
and are now in this State for a few months. 

In Mexico— 23 missionaries, and 6 native workers. 

HOME MISSIONS 

Are divided into 1 work among the Indians, 

2 " " " Negroes, 

3 " " " Cubans, 

4 " " " Foreign Population, 

5 " " " Southern Cities, 

6 "in new territories of the West. 
Number of Missionaries, 381. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

During the year just closing our churches have contributed : 

For State Missions, $201.48 

For Foreign Missions, 160.06 

For Home Missions, 54.31 

Total 1415.85 

Out of the 37 churches belonging to the Association, 10 report 
no contributions for State Missions ; 14 report nothing for Foreign 
Missions ; and 23 make no contribution to flome Missions. 

Perhaps most of the responsibility for the failure of the churches 
along these lines is to be attributed to the pastors who fail to proper- 
ly instruct and lead their people. Your Board is of the opinion that 
if the churches are properly instructed they will generally resf)ond 
to any reasonable demand made upon them. 

Will not each pastor study the question of Missions, familiar- 
izing himself with the history and present status of the work, and 
especially in regard to what the Bible teaches respecting this work ; 
and then, from time to time, give his people the benefit of his in- 
formation, and encourage them to contribute to this work ? 

We would furthermore recommend Mission societies in all the 
churches, thereby putting the women of our churches in direct com- 
munication with the Central Committee of the Women's Missionary 
Society of the Southern Baptist Convention, and in touch with the 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

Missionaries of the various Mission fields, and in possession of such 
Missionary information as will enable them to act intelligently in the 
premises. Committee. 

Pending motioji to adopt, C. B. Justice spoke to the report which 
was adopted. 

J. C. Caddell read 

report on periodicals. 

At no time in our history as a denomination has the necessity been 
so great for our people to inform themselves in every part of relig- 
ious work. . 

Realizing that the religious press can do much to eflect this re- 
sult we would urge that our people take and read all good literature 
possible. 

We especially urge as many of our people as possible to take the 
Biblical Recorder, which for the past sixty 5^ears has been the faith- 
ful exponent of Baptist principles, and of our Baptist progress in 
North Carolina. 

Charity and Children, The Home Field, and the Foreign Mission 
Journal contain special information of the Orphanage, and of Home 
and Foreign Missions, and are worthy a place in each of our homes. 

Committee. 

Pending motion to adopt, J. C. Caddell, T. C. Smith, J. C. Sor- 
rels, C. B. Justice and T. B. Jtstice made remarks — the last two 
named announcing their readiness to take subscriptions for the 
Home Field and Foreign Mission Journal, respectively. 

After giving a few minutes for taking subscriptions the report 
was adopted. 

The report on State Missions was made Special order for one 
o'clock to-day. 

C. E. Go war read the 

.^ report on education. 

Some one has said, "There is nothing great on earth but man, 
and nothing great in man but mind." He certainly had a high con- 
ception of man and the mind within him ; and when we compare 
the immortal part of man with other things earthly, we are drawn 
to the conclusion that he was not very far wrong. Yet, strange to 
say, there are many people — some of them Christians, too — who 
make little effort to feed their own minds, and very inadequate pro- 
vision to supply their own dear children with this, the greatest of 
all necessities, after plain food and scanty clothing. 

Brethren and sisters, if we neglect these immortal minds, com - 



12 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

mitted to tis by God, what will the Judge say to us in that day? 

ISTow we are glad to say that our people are awaking to the im- 
portance of this subject, and much has been already accomplished. 
Many good schools have been established, but m'ore and better 
schools are needed and are coming. In our own Wake Forest G(;l- 
lege, and the School of the Prophets at Louisville, we have enough to 
fill tis with gratitude, and call forth our best efforts to utilize the 
great advantage offered. Let us all go or help someone else, that 
we all may get some of the benefits, and meet the responsibilities 
resting upon us ; because God has put two of the best institutions 
of learning in the land within our reach, and made them our own, 
as his stewards. 

Bro. John M. Walker is at Wake Forest College, and is worthy 
of the nine dollars per month needed to keep him there. God is call- 
ing others, and calling His people to help prepare them for the best 
work possible. 

Resolved, 1st., That, in the opinion of this Association, the 
State ought to provide for a four-months' public school in each 
school district in every county in the State. 

Resolved, 2nd., That, in our opinion, the appropriation of money, 
the taxes of the people, to higher education is unwise, unjust, and a 
hindrance rather than a help to the best interests of Education in. 
the State. 

C. E. GOWER, 1 

A. J. Hensley, j 

H. A. Harrill, } Committee. 

A. P. RUCKBR, I 

M. G. Pendergrass. J 

The discussion of this report was, upon motion, made special or- 
der for 10am tomorrow. 

J. C. Sorrels offered the following: 

Whereas, the "Board of Ministerial Relief," located at Durham, 
N. C, has not heretofore been recognized by this Association as an 
object claiming our regular contributions, as our other boards of the 
State, 

Therefore, Resolved, That we acknowledge said board, and 
hereby make it an object of regular support, as we now do our 
Boards of Missions, &c., and that each church of this body will try 
to contribute to its relief at least once in each year. 

J. C. Sorrels. 

After remarks by C. Durham, J. C. Sorrels, M. M. Landrum, C. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

B. Justice, C. E. Gower and A. L. Graj^son, the resolution was adop- 
ted. 

Adjourned one hour. 



SECOND DAY— EVENING SESSION. 

The association met pursuant to adjournment at one o'clock, and 
was called to order by the Moderator. 

Announcement: Elders G. W. Settlemire and S. F. Moore will 
preach immediately at the stand. 

The hour for the special order having arrived, C. Durham made 
the report on 

STATE MISSIONS. 

The Convention has said that State Missions include all the 
practical efforts to give the Gospel to the destitute in the State. 

This year the ninety-two Missionaries, under appointment of our 
Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, are preaching at more than 
three hundred destitute places in the State. 

The Board has been instructed by the Convention to close the 
year, if possible, without debt. This we hope to do, but, if this is 
done, all must unite in the work. Each pastor is, therefore, urged 
to present this work to the people during October and November, 
and to ask each member to give something to aid these worthy 
Baptist preachers, engaged by the Board, to preach the Gospel in 
destitute places. Committee. 

On motion to adopt. C. Durham was permitted to occupy what- 
ever time he thought proper in presenting the facts 
connected with the work of his Board. He was followed 
by J. C. Sorrels and C. B. Justice, the latter moving: 

(1) That J. C. Sorrels be appointed Missionary of this body to 
work the unoccupied territory within the bounds of this Association 
lying north of the Catawba River: (2) That this Association pledge 
itself to raise the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars (|350) to 
pay Brother Sorrels for his services during the prosecution of the 
work for the ensuing year: And (3) That the churches now holding 
brother Sorrels as pastor be requested to cancel his obligations to 
them on account of this work. 

These motions were adopted. A, W. Gilliam, Elbert Jackson, 
and J. C. Sorrels spoke, when C. Durham called the roll of churches 



14 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

and obtained the following pledges for the object named in in the 
motion. 

THE SALARY OF J. C. SORRELS. • 

Big Level $ 3.00 Bethel, |13.00 

Chimney Rock, 1.00 Bethlehem, 3.00 

Columbus, 2.00 Bridgewater, 20.00 

Cooper's Gap, 2.00 Dysartsville, 5.00 

G-reen'sCik Delegates 2.00 Harmony Grove,... 1.00 

Green River, 5.00 J. A. Hendley, 1.00 

Montford's Cove, 1.00 Marion '25.00 

Piney Knob, 1.00 Mountain Creek, 23.00 

Pleasant Grove, 2.00 Mt. Vernon 15.00 

Pleasant Hill 10.00 Round Hill, 3.00 

Rock Spring, 1.00 R. H. Moore 10.00 

Rutherf ordton, 100.00 S. Williamson 2.00 

Silver Creek, 5.00 Stone Mountain, .... 10.00 

White Oak, 5.00 J. W. Thompson, ... 1.00 

Collection, Sunday 11.00 , 

Total, $285.00 

The pastors present agreed, if the Lord will, to boom or burst 

our fifth Sunday meetings in an effort to raise the remaining |65 

provided for in the motion. 

After the hymn, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name," T. B. 

Justice, hy request of chairman of committee, read the following 

report : 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

While it is an unpleasant duty, the committee on Sunday 
Schools feel that the appearing facts force us to say that the work 
as reported in Sunday Schools is not as encouraging as it should be, 
and the slow progress made during the last year is convincing of a 
lack of energy, or a misconception of the manner of conducting this 
great auxiliary of tha church and Christ's Kingdom. 

We realize that the hopes of the present, and the destiny of un- 
born generations, depend upon, and are to be shaped by the impres- 
sions made upon the classes of which our schools are largely com- 
posed. The efforts to instil principles of morality and Godliness 
into the children and unconverted are often pursued in a way too 
general to be effective, and their consequent failure a discourage- 
ment to the church and workers. 

We find a uumber of churches in the Green River Association 
which report no schools, and a large number which use no lesson 






GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 15 

helps, and, while we hold above all, the simple story of Jesus and 
His Love, we recognize the great value, as assistants, of the lesson 
helps in use now. 

There is too much expected of pastors in the matter of enthusing 
the Sunday Schools and promoting the interests therein. We re- 
commend that the Superintendent take great pains to instruct and 
encourage the teachers. 

A church member who does not attend Sunday School is none 
the less responsible for the everlasting welfare of the rising 
generation. 

Too many teachers talk to children and unconverted persons as 
I a preacher would preach to a converted flock, and often aim above 
the capacity of their classes. 

We recommend that none but christian persons of Baptist faith 
be employed in Baptist Sunday Schools. 

No class, on account of age, and advancement, or ignorance and 
youth, should have precedence one over another. 

God holds every church member responsible for the children of 
all members of his church. 

The way to Christ is not paved with money, nor salvation 
bought with an earthly price, but a spirit of christian benevolence 
should be cultivated in every child. 

May God help every church member here, whether he be a min- 
ister, a delegate, or a visitor, and make him or her a little leaven 
whose influence shall be felt throughout the Association from this 
until its next session, and may its results cast a halo of hope around 
the reports that shall come up to be read when we shall convene 
again. R. K. Wilson, ] 

E. G. GOFORTH, I 

R. K. Freeman, [ Committee. 
A. W. Gilliam, j 
P. P. Price, j 

After remarks by T. B. Justice, T. J. Moss, T. K. Brown, and 
C. B. Justice, and the appointment of C. B. Justice, J. C. Price, and 
C. C. Case, a committee charged with obtaining full Sunday School 
statistics within our Association, the report was adopted. 

A. J. Hensley read report on 

deceased MINISTERS. 

We, your committee on deceased ministers are happy to report 
that God in His goodness, and infinite wisdom has preserved the 



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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



lives of all our ministers throughout the year. Let us render unto 
Him our profoundest gratitude for His kindness. 

Gr, W. Settlemire, ] 



J. H. Blanton, 
Marcus Blackwood, 
Elijah Wilkerson, 
A. J. Hensley. 



Report was adopted. 
Adjournment to 9am tomorrow. 
Benediction by H. D. HarrilU. 



[ Committee. 



THIRD DAY.— MORNING SESSION. 

The Association was not on time for the half hour's devotional 
exercises, but met at 9:30, and after the reading of the 95th Psalm 
and prayer by M. M. Landrun, the body was called to order by the 
Moderator. 

The clerk read proceedings of yesterday, which were adopted. 

The roll of delegates was called, and absentees noted. 

The report on Church and Associational History was read by 
J. A. Thorn. 

The committee on History report as follows : 

We regret that this work has, to some extent, been neglected for 
the past few years. How are we to expect a correct history of our 
denomination without first obtaining the history of our churches and 
Associations ? For more than a hundred years this great and glori- 
ous work has been going on. In the same teritory embraced by the 
Broad River at its organization in 1799, we now have four Asso- 
ciations : viz, Broad River, Green Biver, Kings Mountain and Sandy 
Run, the last named being organized in 1890. 

We recommend that the office of " Church and Associational 
Historian " be created at this meeting and that a suitable man be 
chosen to fill the same, and that he be required to report to the 
Association annually all important historical facts and information 
connected with our churches. 

J. A. Thorn, Chairman. 

After remarks by C. B. Justice, N. B. Hampton, T. K. Bro-\ 
and I. M. Frady the report was adopted. 

Article 10 in the order of Business as published first in 1889, and] 
continued until now, was stricken out and the following was substi-| 
tuted in its place. 

Article 10.-— Ordered, That this Association appoint a suitablej 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 17 

man at this session as Historian, whose business it shall be to col- 
lect such facts as he may be able to do in reference to our Church 
and Association Histor5^ and report his progress annually until the 
same shall have been completed. 

A supplementary report on History was presented on Sunday, 
which was not, for want of time, read before the bodj^ and from 
which the following is quoted: 

"We would fiirthermore suggest the name of brother A. L. 
Rucker as a suitable man for this work." 

Upon this recommendation, A. L. Rucker was appointed by the 
Moderator. The hour having arrived for the special order, Educa- 
tion, the Association repaired to the stand. The report was read a 
second time by the chairman of the committee as given in yester- 
day's proceedings. 

A motion was made to adopt, when C. E. Grower, C. Durham, 
and C. B. Justice spoke to the report. 

The following pledges are to assist brother John M. Walker in 
defraying his expenses at Wake Forest College: 

Big Level, $ 2.00 Dysartsville, $ 1.00 

Cooper's Gap 2.00 Harmony Grove, 1.00 

Green River, 5.00 Marion, 5.00 

Montford's Cove, 1.00 Mountain Creek, .... 10.00 

Piney Knob, 1.00 G. C. Collins. 1.00 

Pleasant Grove, 5.00 W. M. Justice, Pd. . . 1.00 

Pleasant Hill, 5.00 N. B. Hampton, 1.00 

Rock Spring, 2.00 J. A. Coxey 1.00 

Rutherfordton 15.00 Silver Creek, 1.00 

Miss E. Whiteside, Pd. .50 B. E. Watkins, 1.00 

Stone Mountain, 5.00 M. M. Landrum, 5.00 

Bethel, 5.00 Bethlehem, ......... 2.00 

White Oak, 2.00 Wm. Flynn, I'OO 

Bridgewater, 2.00 Columbus, 2.00 



Cash Collection, 1.50 

The report adopted. 



Total, $87.00 



18 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Announcement:— A. S. Bridges and T. K. Brown to prea<;h at 
the stand, at 1 o'clock. 

Committees announced: 

On Query from Whiteside^ Valley.— J. C. Sorrels, T. C. Page 
and L. L. Deck. 

On Time, Place, and Introductory Sermon Next Session.— 
R. H. Moore, R. K. Wilson, T. C. Smith, J. C. Price, and Elbert 
Jackson. 

At 12 M. adjourned one hour. 



THIRD DAY.— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association met at 1 o'clock, and after singing, "O, for a 
Closer Walk With God," was called to order by the Moderator. 

A. J. Hensley read the following 

REPORT ON temperance. 

We, your committee on Temperance beg leave to submit the 
following report: 

While the churches have failed to report their temperance stand- 
ing in their letters to this body, upon inquiry among the pastors and 
delegates, and from the best information we can gather otherwise, 
WG are happy to report the churches trying to carry out the temper- 
ance resolution passed by the Green River Association at Bethel 
church in 1890, and that said resolution is still growing in favor 
among the churches. 

Brethren, being the leading denomination, numerically, in the 
State, other denominations and the eyes of the world are looking to 
us to lead off in this great and glorious work in trying to reform the 
young people of our country, and to encourage them to aid and as- 
sist us in removing the great curse of intemperance from our land. 

Furthermore, we believe it to be the duty of young ladies belong- 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 19 

ing to the Baptist church to use their infliieAce in aiding us in this 
work. , 

We, therefore, ask this body to advise the various churches to 
use all their influence to develop and and perfect the great reforma- 
tion now being agitated throughout the land known as Prohibition. 



A. J. Hensley, 

J. A. COXEY, 

J. P. Whisnant 

J. E. TONEY, i 

E. Walker, J 



Committee. 



The report was adopted without discussion. 

The resolution of 1890 referred to in the report reads as follows: 

Resolved. — That this Association will not fellowship any 
church that v^ill retain among its membership any person who will 
aid or abet by selling any products of the farm, or by Government 
store-keeping, or in any other way assist in the manufacture or sale 
of spirituous liquors. 

The following is the report of the 

FINANCE COMMITTEE, 

read by chairman of committee and adopted : 

We report the Minute fund sent up by the churches, $29.05. 

We recommend that the clerk have ten dollars for his services, 
and use the balance of the money for printing Minutes, and furn- 
ishing blank Associational letters. 

C. M. Lewis, ] 

A. L. Grayson, [ p^^^.^tpp 

A. L. Sorrels, i '-oinmittee. 

W. O. Watkins, j 

M. H. Justice and T. C. Smith were appointed to audit itemized 
report of Treasurer which appears at close of these proceedings. 

On motion of A. L. Grayson the following changes were made 
on Board of Missions and Sunday schools: 

Rutherfordton. — M. McBrayer, vice W. H. Glover, removed. 
Big Level. — T. J. Cowart, vice S. J. Cowart, removed. 
White Oak. — J. A. Thorn, vice O. I. Nelson, deceased. 
Cane Creek. — D. W. A. Cowen be dropped — church dismissed. 



20 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

The Board corrected is as follows : 



CHURCHES. 



Beulah, 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Chimney Rock, . . 
Cooper's Gap, . . . 

Columbus 

Green's Creek, . . 

Green River, 

Montford's Cove, 

Piney Knob, 

Pleasant Grove,. 
Rock Spring, . . . . 
Ruthert'ordton, . . 



Silver Creek, 

White Oak 

Whiteside Valley,. 

Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Bridgewater, 

Camp Creek, 

Catawba, 

Clear Creek, 

Cherry Spring, . . . . 

Dysartsville, 

Harmony Grove, . . 

Hall Town, 

Macedonia, 

Marion, 

Mountain Creek. . . 

Mount Vernon, 

Old Fort, 

Round Hill, 

Zion Hill, 

Turkey Cove, 



NAMES. 



Joshua Pitman, 

T. J. Cowart, 

J. F. Logan, 

W. M. Henderson, . , 

H. K. Corn 

Gray B. Hampton, , 

J. J. Green , 

T. C. Page 

L.D.Hemphill,..., 

J. F. Bland, 

M.D.Hill 

H. M. Whitesides,, 

C. B. Justice, 

A. L. Grayson, , 

W. L. Lynch, 

T. C. Smith 

H. D. Harrill, 

M. McBrayer, 

J. M. Toms, 

J. S. McCraw, 

J. A. Thorn, 

John Thompson, . . , 
Z. V. Morris 

A. W. Gilliam,.... 
J. C. Price 

B. Biggerstaff, 

M. A. Harvey, 

C. P. Rader, 

W. J. Gilbert, 

W. H. Taylor 

W. S. Freeman, 

Jonathan Hall, 

J. M. Watkins,.... 
Wm. M. Blanton,.. 

M. B. Flack, 

N.J. Rollins, 

R.H.Moore, 

L. L. Deck, 

F. Ledford 

R.A. Hollifield,.... 



POSTOFFICES. 

Mills Spring,. ..N 
Poplar Grove, . . 

Ayr, 

Chimney Rock, 

Dimsdale, , 

Landrum, 

Collinsville, 

Poore'sFord,. . . 
Otter Creek, . . . 

Cuba, 

Rutherfordton, . 
Poplar Grove, • . 
Rutherfordton, . 



Mill«' Spring; . . 
Mills' Spring, . . 
Grassy Knob, . . 

Nealsville 

Old Fort, 

Cuba, 

Trio, 

Old Fort, 

Greenlees, 

Old Fort, 

Dysartsville, . . . 

Rocky Pass 

Marion 

Dysartsville, . . . 

Marion, 

Cuba 

Rutherfordton, . 

Old Fort, 

Thermal City, . . 

Marion, 

Turkey Cove, . . 



C. B. Justice read report on Sunday School Statistics which was 
adopted as follows: 

Your committee appointed to report on the number of Baptist 
Sunday Schools in the bounds of the Association find according to 
the most reliable evidence available that there are 30 schools, with 
an average attendance of 201 officers and teachers and 1,612 scholars, 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 21 

making a total of 1,813 officers teachers and scholars, taking 999 
quarterlies and papers. C. B. Justice, j Committee. 

H. D. Harrill read the following which was adopted without 
discussion: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OF RELIGION. ' 

This committee examining the church letters and getting all the 
information obtainable report that the churches are in a better con- 
dition spiritually than heretofore. From gracious revivals in the 
the chuches 321 have been added to our membership by experience 
and baptism. We are led to believe, also, from the less frequent 
changes in pastors, that more unity exists in the churches. 

On the other hand, the contributions from the churches have 
not been increased in proportion to the membership. 

Some of the churches report nothing for benevolent purposes, 
and the salaries paid pastors too small for us to expect the churches to 
be blessed as they would be if this duty and privilege were discharg- 
ed as they should be. 

If pastors were properly paid for their services, it would give 
them better opportunities to make more thorough preparation for 
their work, wherebj^ the pastors and the churches would be greatly 
benefitted. Respectfully submitted. 

H. D. Harrill, ) 

N. B. Hampton. [ Committee. 

T. C. Page, ) 

T. C. Smith read report on 

the orphanage. 

In presenting to this Association the advantages and claims of the 
Orphanage, we are aware that but a small idea can be conveyed as 
to the amount of good that is being or has been done by this institution 
now under the management of Brother J. H. Mills at Thomasville. 
The great good accomplished in the care of the fatherless, mother- 
less and homeless can not be estimated until the great day when 
the faithful shall come bringing their sheaves with them. 

Waifs have been gathered in from the paths of the wandering, and 
their minds imbued with high moral aspirations, and their intellects 
directed to high and noble work. As we appreciate the value of a 
soul to be saved, a life to be redeemed, a worker to be trained for 
the Master's work, and good citizens made of those who, in all pro- 
bability, would become tramps, so should we lend our work, our 
efforts, and our material aid by which our faith is to be shown. 

We believe that taking care of the orphans is a part of our Chris- 



22 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

tian duty, and that we should contribute liberally and substantial- 
ly to this work. 

We believe that Brother Mills is the right man in the right place, 
and that his zeal and faithfulness should be encouraged by our 
prayers and contributions. 

We hope it will be kept before the Baptists of this Association 
that not only cash contributions will be received with thanks, but 
that provisions or clothing sent to the Superintendent at Thomas- 
ville will be gratefully received. 

We regard "Charity and Children" as the best means by which 
the brethren may inform themselves aboutthis work. 
Respectfully submitted. 

T, C. Smith, ) 
CO. Sorrels 1 r»^^^;+i.^^ 
B.T.Wilson, i'^^^^^**^^- 
C. M. Jones, J 

Pending notice to adopt, C. B. Justice and J. H. Mills spoke to the 
report. 

The following cash subscriptions were obtained: 

N. B. Hampton, Columbus, N. C $ .50 

M. M. Landrum, Marion, N. C 1.00 

Mrs. Martha Odom, Marion, N. C 1.00 

Mrs. J. C. Keeter, Cuba, N.. C 1.00 

C. B. Justice, Rutherfordton N. C 5.00 

Miss Annie Smith, " " 1.00 

A. A. Rucker, " " 1.00 

J. T. Hill, " " 1.00 

L.C.Callahan, " " 1.00 

R. H. Moore, Old Fort, N. C, 1.00 

A. W. Gilliam, Old Fort, 1.00 

Mrs. A. V. Smith, Morganton, N. C, 1.00 

T. C. Page, Poors Ford, N. C, 1.00 

H. D. Harrill. Forest City, N. C 1.00 

J. C. Sorrels, Nealsville, N. C, 1.00 

Mrs. Ida Silver, Lost Prairie, Oregon, 1.00 

A. S. Whiteside, Ayr, N. C, 1.00 

Miss Minnie Lee Arledge, Columbus, N. C, 1.00 

Mrs. L. L. Walker, Dysartsville, N. C, 1.00 

Mrs. L. M. Price, Dysartsville, N. C, 1.00 

Mrs O. I. Nelson, Poplar Grove, N. C, 1.00 

Miss Hattie Price, Cuba, N. C, 1.00 

Mrs Hannah S. Price, Dysartsville, N. C, 1.00 

Eller Gibbs, Pleasant Grove, N. C, 25 

Hat Collection, 6.56 

Total, $33.31 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 23 

The report was adopted. 
B. H. Moore read report on 

TIME, PLACE AND INTRODUCTORY SERMON AT NEXT SESSION, 

The undersigned committee after carefnllj^ considering all the 
applications for the next session of this Association recommend that 
it meet with the Green River Church at the usual time, and that 
Elder C. B. Justice preach the introductory sermon. Elder H, D. 

Harrill, alternate. 

R. H. Moore, ] 
N R. K. Wilson, | 

Elbert Jackson, [- Committee. 
T. C. Smith, | 
J. C. Price, J 

L. L. Deck moved to amend report by striking out the words 
* 'Green River" and substituting therefor the words, "Round Hill." 

Remarks were made by J. C. Price, R. H. Moore, C. B. Justice, 
T. C. Smith, and J. C. Sorrels. 

The amendment was sustained by a vote of 33 to 22. 

The report as amended was adopted. 

J. C. Sorrels read report on 

home missions. 

This department of our work needs our prayers and support, for 
the Spirit of the Lord is directing it. Great good has been accom- 
plished among the white and colored population of our own country, 
among the Indians and in Cuba. No less than 5.274 have been bap- 
tized in the last year. The total additions to the churches were 
11,247. We have 368 missionaries working under appointment of 
the Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Surely this is the 
work of the Lord. 

J. C. Sorrels, 1 

J. T. Bland, | 

J. W. Halford, [ Committee. 

J. T. Lewis, | 

C. W. Owens, J 

On motion to adopt J. C. Sorrels discussed the report. 



24 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

The following are the pledges for 

HOME MISSIONS : 

Big Level, $ 1.00 Silver Creek, $ 1.00 

Columbus, 1.00 Stone Mountain, 1.00 

G-reen River, 1.00 White Oak 1.00 

Montfords Cove, 2.00 Bethel, 5.00 

Pleasant Grove 1 .00 Bethlehem, 2.00 

Pleasant Hill 5.00 Bridgewater 3.00 

Rock Springs, 1.00 Dysartsville, 1.00 

Rntherfordton, 50.00 Marion, ' . . . 5.00 

Mountain Creek, 10.00 Mount Vernon, 10.00 

Old Fort, 1.00 Round Hill, 1.00 



Total, 103.00 

The report was adopted. 

J. C. Sorrels read the following in answer to the query from 
Whiteside Valley church : 

In answer to the query from Whiteside Valley — 

"Is it right for this Association to pass a resolution, and not 
carry it out?" We answer, no. 

What resolution has not been carried out ? 

J. C. Page, ) 
J. C. Sorrels, ,- Committee. 
L. L. Deck, ) 
J. C. Sorrels spoke. 

C. B. Justice raised the point of order that unless some definite 
resolution had been specified in the query, the speaker had no right 
to guess at the intention of the church. 

The point of order as raised was sustained by the Moderator. 
After further remarks by R. K. Freeman, the report was adopted. 
C. B. Justice read report on 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Your committe would refer the brethren desiring information 
about the various mission fields and the number of laborers, both 
foreign and native, laboring in each of these fields, to that part of 
the report of the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools under the 
head of Foreign Missions. 

We would further remind the brethren and sisters of the fact 
that the prosecution and success of our Mission work requires regu- 
lar and liberal contributions. Will not the delegates representing 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 25 

the different charges agree to try to raise more liberal contributions 
to this department of our Christian work than ever before. 

Brethren, don't fail in this hour of need, just at the timfe the 
Lord is calling numbers of men aijd women to enter the foreign 
field. But these cannot go unless the churches contribute the neces- 
sary means, neither can the present force be sustained, unless sus- 
tained by the contributions of the brethren 

C. B. Justice, ] 
I. M. Frady, j 
Elbert Jackson, ^Committee. 
J. R. Foster, 
M. Hall, J 

On motion to adopt the report, it was made special order for 10 
o'clock Tomorrow, at the stand. 

J. H Taylor read report on nominations as follows : 
To the Southern Baptist Convention. — Elder C. E. Gower, 
Elder M. M. Landrum, alternate. 

To the State Baptist Convention — Any brethren of this Associa- 
tion who may find it in their power to go to Charlotte in December 
next. . . 

J. H. Taylor, ] 

I. S. HlCIGINS, I 

A. S. . Whiteside, |- Committee. 
M. D. Hill, t 

J. H. Callahan, J 

C. B. Justice moved to amend the report by appointing the 
Moderator a delegate to the State Convention, with authority to ap- 
point as many others as our Constitution entitles us. 

The amendment was adopted. 

The report as amended was adopted. 

The following are the delegates to the State Convention appoint- 
ed under the amendment : 

M. M. Landrum, C. B. Justice, H. D. Harrill, J. C, Sorrels, C. 
E. Gower, A. L. Rucker,, L. L. Deck, A. L. Grayson, R. H. Moore 
and T. C. Page. 

Corresponding Messengers appointed as follows : 

To Sandy Run Aassociation, which meets at Mount Harmony 
church next Thursday— H. D. Harrill, C, B. Justice, L. L. Deck, 
J. P. Whisnant. 

To Kings Mountain, which meets at Bethlehem church, 13 miles 
Southeast of Shelby on Thursday before fourth Sunday in Septem- 
ber 1895— H. D. Harrill, C. B. Justice, M. M. Landrum. 

To the Buncombe County, which meets at Big Ivy church 



26 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION'. 

Tuesday before second Sunday in August 1895 — J. A. Thorn, C. B, 
Justice, C. M. Lewis, C. O. Sorrels, M. Hall, M. M. Landrum, 
R. H. Moore, H. K. Com, H. D. Harrill. 

The usual vote of thanks was tendered the members of Big 
Level church, and community, for their unbounded hospitalitj^ in 
entertaining the delegates and visitors to this session of the Associa- 
tion. Thanks are also due the choir, led by D. A. Merrell, for the 
ex<^ellent music during the session. 

It is ordered that the collection to-morrow be applied to our as- 
sociational mission. 

M. M. Landrum called attention to the work, zeal and sacrifices 
of our beloved brother in the mission field of our Association. 

After announcement for Sunday's services, adjourned to 10 am. 
tomorrow. 

Benedicton by H. D. Harrill. 



FOURTH DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment, at 10 o'clock at 
the stand. 

The Moderator read the 17th Psalm, and J. C. Sorrels led the 
prayer. 

The Moderator called the Association to order. 

The clerk, by request, read a second time the report on Foreign 
Missions as given in yesterday's proceedings, which was discussed at 
length by C. B. Justice. 

The roll of churches was called and responded with the follow- 
ing pledges for Foreign Missions : 

Big Level, | 4.00 Green River, | 5.00 

Bill's Creek 3.00 Pleasant Hill, 10.00 

Chimney Rock, 1 .00 Rock Springs 5.00 

Columbus 3.00 Rutherfordton, .... 100.00 

Cooper's Gap, 5.00 Silver Creek, 4.00 

Stone Mountain, 1.90 Bethel, 20.00 

White Oak, 5.00 Bethlehem, 3.00 

Whiteside Valley 3.00 Bridgewater, 10.00 

Dysartsville, 2.00 Hall Town,. 1.00 

Macedonia, 2.00 Marion 20.00 

Mountain Creek, 23.00 Mount Vernon 10.00 

Old Fort, 10.00 Round Hill, 5.00 



Total, $254.00 

The report was adopted. 

The appointment of Historian was made, as given in Saturday's 



OREEN RIVER BAPTIST AHSr>CIAT[0\. 27 

proceedinf^H. 

J. C. Price and L. L. Dx; k were apr^nnted to examine record of 
yenterday'B yjrrxjeedingH as ^veri by the .secretary. Later they re- 
porte<l a-s followH : 

We have examined the recr^rd of yesterday's minutes as given ]>y 
clerk, and find the same correct. 

At at 11:30, M. M. Landrum preaf;he<l from Mark xii : 41-44. 
At chtne of this sermon, a c jllic;:ioa of $11.00 was taken and applied 
as direct^ed <m yesterday t^> associational missions. 

Adjoume<l for one hour and thirty minutes. 



FOURTH DAY -AFTKRXOON 8KSSION. 

At 2 p. m. B. B. Harris x>reache<l from Isa. lii: 1-2. 

(Jlosing prayer and }>enediction by Z. T. Whiteside. 

Thus ended the r)4th Annual sessif/n of the (ireen River Baptist 
As8fx;iation, and its record became a x>artof the hist/>ry of the past. 

The weather was exceedingly fine during the entire four days, 
and the sessions were largely attended. 

The meeting was >>oth a temyxjral and sx>iritual feast from >)e- 
ginning t(j end, and (r<A will bless the work ho zealously and faith- 
fully df/ne. 

Adin L. RrcKKR, M. M. Landrlm, 

Clerk.* Moderator, 



KCHOES FROM THE CHURCHES. 



Bethkl. — We have a gracious revival, resulting in Bo conver- 
sions, 2'> of them joining our church. Pray for us. 

Bethlehem. — Our church enjoyed a glorious revival lasting 
from the 4th to the 14th of August, conducteil by mir past^^jr Eld. 
J. C. S^^r^els assiste<l, byE. J. Harrill. Great XK>wer and demonstra* 
ti(m of the Sx)irit. Churches greatly edified and strengthened and 
built ux). Nineteen bax>tized. Pray for us. 

Beulah — Brethren, x>ray for onr little churf;h. 

Cane Creek — Was dismisse<l by its own re^^uest to join the 
Bandy Run Ass^x^iation. 

Columbus — Has ha<l a gracious revival in nine additions to the 
church by exx^erience and baptism. 

Dysartsville.— We have rex)laced our grave-yard fenc^ with a 



28 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

paled front. We had a meeting of eight days in August. One was 
baptized. Green River wants the next session of the Association. 
Request not granted. 

Harmony Grove. — We have had regular preaching this year. 
Elders J. C. Sorrels and E. J. Harrill held a series of meetings with 
us in August. We are praying for a pastor. We have only a few 
live, energetic, working members. Our members misrepresent us. 
Pray for us. 

Macedonia. — Brethren, we are endeavoring to carry out the 
temperance resolution. Pray for us. , 

Mountain Creek.— We have had an outpouring of the Holy 
Spirit on our church — 35 conversions, 22 added by baptism, and a 
large number who had been cold, were by grace of God, revived, 
and the church is trying to let her light shine. Brethren, pray for us. 

Pleasant Grove. — We have had a glorious revival meeting re- 
sulting in much good and leaving the church in perfect harmony. 
May the Lord grant that such a spirit may long continue with us. 
This church also applied for the next session of the Association, but 
failed to get it. 

Pleasant Hill — We have just finished our new house of wor- 
ship at a cost of some |750, and earnestly ask you to meet with us in 
your session of 1895. We will give you a hearty welcome and en- 
tertain all who may attend. We are at peace among ourselves and 
laboring to i3uild up the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. They, 
too, lost the next session. 

Round Hill. — Applied for next session of this Association and 
obtained it. 

Stone Mountain. — The spiritual condition of the church is 
good. Our pastor T. K. Brown gives his salary to the church. 

White Oak. — We are nearing the completion of anew house of 
worship, the cost of which, when finished, will exceed |1,000. 

Whiteside Valley. — The query from this church answered in 
Saturday's proceedings. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



1. Fix time of meeting and adjourning. - 

2. Call for messengers present without letters from their 
churches. 

3. Call for application for membership in this body. 

4. Appoint committees on preaching and finance. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. * 2U 

5. Recognize, in their official capacity, any present who may 
represent general denominational interests. 

6. Call for correspondents, renewing the call at the opening of 
each morning session. 

8. Appoint committees on State of Religion. State, Home and 
Foreign Missions, Sabbath Schools, Temperance, Education, Or- 
phanage, Deceased Ministers, Nominations in State and Southern 
Conventions, urging reports soon as possible. 

9. Miscellaneous business. 

10. Ordered; That this Association, at this session — 1894 — ap- 
point a suitable man as Historian, w^hose business it shall be to col- 
lect such facts as he may be able to do, in reference to our church 
and associational history, and report same annually until the same 
shall have been completed. 

11. Give an opportunity to present the claims of Foreign. 
Home and State Missions, and Orphanage, with any other general 
interest supported by this body. 

12. Fix time and place of next meeting, and appoint the intro- 
ductory jireacher and alternate : also the minister to preach the mis- 
sionary sermon. 

13. Arrange general (or union) meeting. 

14. ApiDoint correspondents to other bodies. 

15. Call for reports of committees. 

16. Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conventions. 

17. Elect Executive Board, provided for in Conventions. 
18. 
19. Adjourn. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



SCHOOLS. 



Bethel, 

Big Level, . . 
Bill's Creek, 
Bridgewater, 
Camp Creek, 
Cherry Spring, . . . 
Chimney Rock, . . 

Columbus, 

Cooper's Gap, 

Greon's Creek, . . . 

Green River 

Harmony Grove,. 
Henry Station, . . . 

Marion .-..., 

Mount Vernon, . . . 
Isiontford's Cove, . 

Old Fort, 

Piney Knob, 

Pleasant Grove, . , 
* Green Hill, . . . . . 

:{: Piedmont, 

Rock Spring, . . . . , 

Round Hill, 

Rutherfordton, . 

Silver Creek, 

Whiteside Valley 



SUPERINTENDENTS AND POST OFFICES. 



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E. G. Goforth, Nealsville, N. C. . 

B. T. Wilson, Turner, N. C 

Wm. Flymi, Tiger, N. C 

A. P. Sorrels, Bridgewater, N. C. 

G. F. Watson, Trio, N. C 

W. H. Gilliam, Old Fort, N. C. . 

C. G. Nanney, Chimney Rock, N. C 
J. P. Arledge, Columbus, N. C. . . 

H. K. Corn, Dimsdale. N. C 

G. D. Edwards. Blackwood, S. C. 
T. P. Covington. Sandy Springs, I> 
G. M. Walker, Rocky Pass, N. C. 



iB. B. Price, Marion. N. C 

I J. G. Logan, Itom, N. C 

! J. W. Morgan, Otter Creek, N. C, 

|R. H. Moore, Old Fort, N. C 

!W. L. Bland, Cuba, N. C 

IGeorge Melton, Ayr. N. C 

JN. C. Lovelace, Green Hill, N. C, 
IM. D. Hill, Rutherfordton, N. C. 



;L. L. Deck, Thermal City, N. C. 
T. C. Smith, Rutherfordton, N. C. 
J. M. Hamilton, Bright's Creek, N 
S. J. Collins, Graspy Knob, N, C 



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6 
6 
5 
4 
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15 
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12 

13 
7 
8 
8 
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110 
46 
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35 
40 
41 
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110 
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57 
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50 
20 
50 
95 
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35 
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92 
85 
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121 

103 

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55 

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531 

62 

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571 

100; 

93! 
145 
128 

!97! 

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24.95 
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3.54 
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5.50 

3." 00 

9.80 

2!66 



5.00 

15.00 

2.20 

1.05 

i!25 

2 [so 

32.60 

1.46 

4.00 



190 1474:i664!$119.18 



*The Green Hill is reported as a branch of the Pleasant Grove school, 
:}:Piedmont is made up of members of the Pleasant Hill and Monntain Creek 
churches. 

Number of papers taken by the schools, 870. 



STATISTICAL TABLE. 



CHURCHES. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem, 
Beulah, . . . 
Big Level,. 
Bill's Creek 
Briclgewater, . 
Camp Creek, . . 
Cherr}" Springs,. 
Chimney Rock,. 
Columbus, ..... 
Cooper's Gap, . . . 
Dysartsville, . . . 
Green's Creek, . . 
Green River, .... 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove, 
Henry Station.. . 

Macedonia, 

Marion, 

Mountain Creek, 
Mount Vernon, . , 
Montford's Cove, 

Old Fort, 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove, . 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Round ilill, 

Rutherfordton, . 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mountain, 

White Oak, 

Whiteside Valley 
*Clear Creek,. . . 
* Turkey Cove. . . 
*Zion Hill, ...... 



PASTORS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



CLERKS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



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J. C. Sorrels, Nealsville, N. C. 
J. C. Sorrels, 

A. T. Jones, Swains, S. C , 

J. C. Sorrels, Nealsville, N. C. 
Elbert Jackson Turner's, ".., 
M. M. Landrum. Marion, N. C, 
H. D. Harrill, Forest City, '' 

A. J. Hensley, Old Fort, 
Richard Hudgin, Bat Cave, " 
O. C. Barton, Gowensville. S. C, 
Elbert Jackson. Turner, N. C. 

B. B. Harris, Cuba. N. C, 

S. A. Bridges, Forest City, N. C, 
H. D. Harrill, Forest City, N. C, 
D. P. Loudermilk. Table Rock, 

A. J. Hensley. Old Fort, N. C.,. . 
G. W . Settlemire. Old Fort. N. C 

B. B. Harris, Cuba N. C, 

M. M. Landrum, Marion, N. C.,. 

C. B. Justice, Rutherfordton, N. C 
C. E. Gower, Lincolnton, N. C.,. 
J. C. Sorrels, Nealsville, N. C.,.. 
M. M. Landrum, Marion, N. C.,. . 
Z. D. Harril, Ellenboro, N. C.,. . . 
a. D. Harrill, Forest City, N. C, 
C. B. Justice, Rutherfordton, N. C 

Z ^. Whiteside, Uree. N. C 

IT. D. Harrill, Forest City, N. C, 
C. B. Justice. Rutherfordton, N. C 
S. C. Sorrels, Nealsville, N. C, 
T. K. Brown, Black Mountain, 

A, T. Jones, Swains, S. C, 

Z. T. Whiteside, Uree, N. C.,. 
A. J. Hensley, Old Fort, N. C. 



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G. W. Settelmire, Old Fort, N. O 



E. G. Goforth, Nealsville, N. C 

JL. A. Gentry. Old Fort, N. C 

I A. L. Pitman, Landrums, S. C 

|T. M. Ruppe, Turners, N. C, 

i John F. Logan, Ayer, N. C, 

!J. C. Price. Cuba, N. C, 

|J. P. Guffy, Trio, N. C, 

jG. L. Fortune, Old Fort. N. C, 

W. M. Henderson, Chimney Rock, N. C, 

N. B. Jackson, Columbus, N. C, 

W. W. Gibbs, Dimsdale, N, C 

John B. Dalton, Dysartsville, N. C 

G. P. Green, Collinsville, N, C, 

J. I. Ridings Poor's Ford, N. C, 

John Garden, Marion, , . . 

A. P. Sorrels. Bridgewater, N. C 

E. H. Hilliard, Round Knob, N. C 

B. E. V>^atkins, Nealsville. N. C, 

IB. B. Price, Marion, N. C, •. . . 

IH. Portrum, Rutherfordton, N. C 

J. E. Wilson, Myrtle, N. C, 

J. W. Morgan, Otter Creek, N. C 

W. M. Mashburn, Old Fort, N. C. 

J. B. Elliott, Cuba N. C, 

A. F. Morgan Otter Creek, N. C, 

John Owens, Mack, N. C, 

A. S. Whiteside, Ayr, N. C 

J. D. Morris. Cuba, N. C 

T. C, Smith, Rutherfordton, N. C, 

W". J\[. Justice, Mill's Springs, N. C 

CM, Nanney, Stone Mountain. N. C, 

J. R. Foster, Mill's Springs, N. C 

W. M. Whiteside. Uree, N. C 

A. Silver, Old Fort, N. C . . . 

W. A. Buchanan, Armstrong, N. C 

J. A. Pendergrass, Old Fort. N. C 



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FINANCIAL TABLE, 



CHURCH EXPENSES. 



75.00 
50.00 



40.00 
24.00 
50.00 



15.06 
75.00 
23.05 
21.38 
30.00 
75.00 
25.00 

14.75 

23.30 

270.00 

100.00 

150.00 

loaoo 

50.00 
58.00 
60.00 
32.35 
75.00 

250.00 
75.00 

100.00 
50.00 
17.41 
10.00 
5.00 
30.00 



1.05 



25.061 
9.85 



4.00 
12.45 



13.20 
7.50 



33.00 
5.00 
5.65 

12.95 

2!66 



15.10 
. .50 

17.00 



10.50 



5.00 

6.25 

99.50 

17.00 

19.50 



11.20 
2.20 



.90 

.80 

.40 

.60 

.85 

1.00 

.60 

.10 

.30 

1.00 

1.00 

.70 

.45 

1.45 

.30 

.50 

.10 

.40 

1.10 

2.40 

1.75 

1.15 

.50 

.70 

1.40 

1.00 

.60 

1.20 

2.50 

.85 

.90 

1.00 

.55 



$1974.30 1131.30 $212.01 $29.05 !|1821.50 $4168.16! .$1^ 



100.00 



50.00 
3.00 



J5.25 

(5.00 
5.00 



3.00 



800.00 



34.30 
26.00 
25.00 



674. 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 



100 
161, 

90' 
31, 
63, 



15, 
101, 
99, 
27, 
43, 
83, 
25, 

U. 

28, 

310. 

206. 

174. 
36. 

100. 
53, 
77, 

863. 
32. 

125, 

270. 

117. 

100, 

725, 
17, 
10, 
15, 
30, 



96, 

70l 
40 i 
60 

85^ 

45,^ 
60ii 
1011 
36'* 
25:: 
05. 

08;: 
65i 

95|' 
30'i 

50|| 

85 

70!; 

35 

90 j 

40 i 

60li 

50 1 ; 

30|: 

85!' 

20,^ 

95:! 

ml' 
00 

85i; 
90!: 



10.28 
3.00 
1.00 



5.00 
1.25 

i!66 



1.55 

8!6o 
1.00 



12:$ 



85 



00 



. .1 
00; 
00 i 
00 

60 



16.10^ 
1.00: 
1.10! 
3.20j 

5. '66 
1.00 



1.00: 

.50 

1.00^ 

1.43; 



50 



1.46 

l.OOi 

lO.OOi 

15.00! 

lO.OOi 

5!6o' 
5.00! 

4.30 

3^66! 

5.10 
68.01 



3.00! 

.15j 

i^iii 



10 



05,$ 
00 



00 



00 a3.00 

00 

00 

50 
00 

75 



00 
0011)59.35 



00 



1.68$54.38!jlS163.52l$54.30!il65.85lil;41.78« '-^2^ .5 ^^689, 6 



$ 1 



a2.00 
ai!56 



00$ 39.55 

6.00 

2.10 

4.05 

10 4.10 

00! 21.00 

00 i 3.50 



00 



03 



1.00 



1.00 
2.05 
1.00 
12.43 
5.00 



1 
1 

38 

45 

48 
2 

20 
9 

18 
3 
7 

12 
195 

10 



5.00 
4.15 

i".i7 



GRAND 



140.51 

167.70 

2.50 

94.65 

35.95 

84.45 

4.10 

.10 

16.36 

101.25 

100.05 

29.13 

44.65 

96.38 

30.30 

.50 

16.31 

29.70 

348.35 

251.90 

222.40 

39.10 

120.50 

62.33 

92.10 

866.80 

40.45 

138.15 

474.52 

127.85 

100.90 

725.95 

22.96 

14.15 

15.50 

31.17 



•Estimate, 1893. (a) Aged ministers, (b) 154.35 of tl 



is by iiidiviuals for State Missious, 



FINANCIAL TABLE. 



CHURCH EXPENSES. 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 



75.00!$ 
50.00 



40.00 
24.00 
50.00 



1.05 



15.06 
75.00 
23.05 1 
21.38 
30.00J 
75.00 
25.00 

14.75 

23.30 

270.00 

100.00 

150.001 

io6!66 

50.00 
58.00 
60.00 
32.35 
75.00 

250.00 
75.00 

100.00 
50.00 
17.41 
10.00 
5.00 
30.00 



13.20 

7.50 



33.00 
5.00 
5.65 

12.95 

2!66 



15.10 

. .50 

17.00 



10.50 



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$ 25.06 
9.85 



4.00 
12.45 



5.00 

6.25 

99.50 

17.00 

19.50 



11.20 
2.20 



.90 

.80 

.40 

.60 

.85 

1.00 

.60 

.10 

.30 

1.00 

1.00 

.70 

.45 

1.45 

.30 

.50 

.10 

.40 

1.10 

2.40 

1.75 

1.15 

.50 

.70| 

1.40i 

l.OOj 

.60 

1.20i 

2.50 

.85 

.90 

1.00 

.55 



100.00 



50.00 
3.00 



25.25 

75.00 

5.00 



3.00 



800.00 



34.30 
26.00 
25.00 



674.9; 



11974.30 1131.30 $212.01 $29.05!!|1821.50 $4168.16 $1 



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100.96, |{ 
161.70! 
.40.| 

90.60! 

31.85:! 

63.45i: 
.60!i 
.lOi! 

15.36!! 
101.25i| 

99.05 

27.08 

43.65 

83.951 

25.30'' 
.50| 

14.85'' 

28. 70^: 
310.35! 
206.901 ; 
174.40 ' 

36.60 
100.50 

53.30 

77.85 
863.20; i 

32.95; 
125.60!' 
270.00;! 
117.85!, 
100.90! 
725.951! 

17.961 

10.00 ! 

15.50 I 

30.00 i 



10.28j$ 7. 
3.00 
1.00 



1.00 



12 



1.55 

j s.'oo 
! 1.00 



16.10 $ 5 
l.OOi 2 
l.lOj . 
3.20! • 

9. 



.OOi 
.00 



.50 
4.00 



.50 



5.00| 
1.00 



1.00! 

.50 

l.OO' 

1.43! 



1.46! 

l.OOi 

10.00! 5 

15.00! 10 

lO.OOj 5 

5!oo! 

5.00 1 

4.30! 7 

3!66| 2 

5.10 . 

68.01 10 



3.00 
.15 



1.17! 



05$ 
00 



00 



00 a3 
00 

00 1 a2 

50! ai 
00 



1.68 r)4.38iJ«il63.52li;54.30!i|65.85lM1.78'«i 521 .5 !i|468Q,6' 



b59.35 



$ 1 



00$ 39.55 
6.00 
2.10 
4.05 
4.10 
21.00 
3.50 



00 



00 



00 



03 



1.00 

i!66 

2.05 

1.00 

12.43 

5.00 

i!46 
1.00 

38.00 

45.00 

48.00 
2.50 

20.00 
9.03 

18.25 
3.60 
7.50 

12.55 
195.52 

10.00 



5.00 
4.15 

i*.i7 



GRAND 
TOTAL. 



140.51 I 

167.70 

2.50 

94.65 

35.95 

84.45 

4.10 

.10 

16.36 

101.25 

100.05 

29.13 

44.65 

96.38 

30.30 

.50 

16.31 

29.70 

348.35 

251.90 

222.40 

39.10 

120.50 

62.33 

92.10 

866.80 

40.45 

138.15 

474.52 

127.85 

100.90 

725.95 

22.96 

14.15 

15.50 

31.17 



■=*Estlmate, 1893. (a) Aged ministers, (b) 154.35 of tl 



is by indiviuals for State Missious, 



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r^ I NOTES 



FIFTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OP THE 



(iiEN mu mm association, 



HELD WITH THE 



CHURCH m ROUND HILL. 



IN 



EUTHEEFOO COUNTY, ^, C. 
Octote 3, 4, 5, 6, 1895. 



RUTHERFORDTON, N. C. 

JNO. C. TIPTON, PRINTER AND BINDER. 

1895. 



aPEl@ERS. 



MODERATOR: 

Elder M. M. Landrum Marion, X. C. 

TREASURER: 

Albert L. Grayson Ruther.fordton, N. C. 

CI.ERK: 

Adin L. Rucker, Rutherfordton, N. C. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS: 

Elder C. C. Case Columbus. Polk county, N. C. 

J. R. Denton, .... Dysartsville, McDowell county, N. Q. 
H. D. Harrill. .Forest City, Rutherford county, N. C. 

B. B. Harris .... Dysartsville, McDowell county, N". C. 
Elbert Jackson Turner, Polk county, N. C. 

C. B. Justice . Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, IST. C. 

Vf . H. Logan Ayr, Rutherford county, ^N". C. 

A. B. Mashburn. . .Nealsville, McDowell county, N. C. 
J. I. MoPFiT. .Stone Mountain, McDowell county, N. C. 

M, M. Landrum Marion, McDowell county, N. C. 

J. C. Sorrels Nealsville, McDowell count/, N. C. 

G-. W. Settlemire. . .Old Fort, McDowell county, N. C. 
E. L. Taylor . Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N. C. 

Z. T. Whitesides Uree, Rutherford county, JST. C. 

C. E. Gower Lincolnton, Lincoln county, N. C. 

A. J. HENSLEYRutherfordton, Rutherford county, N. C. 



LICENTIATES: 



J. M. Taylor, Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N. C. 

M. A. Harvey Old Fort, McDowell county, JST. C. 



NEXT SESSION. 



At Green River Church, 12 miles South of Rutherfordton, be- 
ginning Thursday before the iirst Sunday in October, 1896. 



I 



PROCEEDINGS. 



ROUND HILL BAPTIST CHURCH. 



Rutherford County, N. C, October 3rd, 1895. 

The Green River Baptist Association met at Round Hill 
Baptist church at 11am today in its fifty-fifth annual session. 
Elder C. B. Justice read St. John xiv, 1-14 and led us in 
prayer. 

After singing "Am I soldier of the cross," Elder C. B. 
Justice x>^eached the introductory sermon from St. John, 
xiv, 12. 

Prayer: Elder M. M. Landrum leading. 

The Association was welcomed by Elder H. D. Harrill, the 
pastor, in behalf of the membership of Round Hill church. 

At 12:30 the Association adjourned one hour. 

Benediction, Elder C. B. Justice. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment. The Mod- 
erator read the 122nd Psalm. 

Elder J. A. Rector of the Catawba Association lead the 
prayer. 

The Moderator called the Association to order, and A. L. 
Grayson and Elder C. E. Gower were requested by the pre- 
siding officer to collect and read the letters from the churches, 
when the following were enrolled as the accredited messen- 
gers composing this Body : 

Bethel. — Elders J. C. Sorrels, A. B. Mashburn, and breth- 
ren J. J. Davis, J. W. Grayson, C. B. Morris, J. F. Morgan. 

Bethlehem. — Augustus Bradley, N. C. Jones, E. A. Pen- 
dergrass. 



4 GREEN RIVER BAPPTIST ASSOCIATIOM. 

Beulah, — A. L. Pitman, John Culbreth. 

Big Level.— N. T. Mills, J. H. Gibbs. 

Bills Creek.— D. C. Brown, W. E,. Taylor, P. C. Shitle, 
Jerry Jackson. 

Bridgewater. — W. P. Hemphill, J. C. Price. 

Camp Creek. — John Alley, James A. Clements. 

Catawba. — Elder G. W. Settlemire and brother M. A. Har- 
vey. 

Cherry Spring. — G. L. Fortune, T. W. Cowart. 

Chimney Rock. — ^Not represented. 

Clear Creek. — Not represented. 

Cooper's Gap. — Barney Jackson, M. A. Searcy. 

Columbus. — Columbus Jones. 

Dysartsville. — Elder J. R. Denton and brethren W. H. 
TaYlor, G. C. Ellington. 

Green's Creek. — G. C. Collins. 

Green River. — T. C. Page, T. P. Covington. 

Hall Town.— J. M. Hall. 

Harmony Grove. — G. M. Walton, A. P. Sorrels. 

Henry Station. — Not represented. 

Macedonia. — J. Ward, Henry Arrowood. 

Marion. — Elder M. M. Landrum, Henry Huthsteiner, B. B. 
Price. 

Mills Spring. — J. A. Rucker. 

Montford's Cove. — J. D. Ledbetter, J. M. Stott. 

Mountain Crekk. — A. L. Rucker, J. F. Edwards, John 
Parton, H. Portrum, C. M. Keeter, C. M. Lewis. 

Mount Vernon. — J. C. Egerton,R.G. Freeman, Eddie Mor- 
gan, G. E. Erwiu. 

Old FoiiT.— R. H. Moore, W. A. M. Gibson. 

Piney Knob. — W. W. Sorrels, W. L. Bland. 

Pleasant Grove. — N. C. Lovelace, E. L. Whiteside. 

Pleasant Hill. — C. C. Lovelace. 

Rock Spring. — Barzilla Ledbetter, Marion Whiteside. 

Round Hill. — L. L. Deck, Amos Nanney, J. C. Keeter, J. 
H. P. Stokes, I. P. Sorrels. 

Rutherfordton.— Elders C. B. Justice, H. D. Harrill, A.J. 
Hensley, and brethren A. L. Grayson, J. M. Toms, J. H. 
Callahan, Will T. Payseur. 

Silver Creek. — I. S. Higgins, J. R. Williams. 

Stone Mountain. ^Represented by letter. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

Turkey Cove. — Not represented. 

Walnut G-rove. — Represented by church covenant, organ- 
ization, and articles of faith — new church. 

Whiteside Valley. — W. M. Whiteside, P. P. Parker. 

ZiON Hill. — Represented by letter. 

Messengers present, 79. 

On motion of Elder C. B. Justice, the Clerk was authorized 
to cast the ballot of the Association for Elder M. M. Landrum 
for Moderator. 

Remarks by Eider M M. Landrum. 

On motion, A. L. Grayson was instructed to cast the vote 
of the Association for A. L. Rucker for Clerk. 

On motion, A. L. Rucker was requested to cast the vote of 
the Body for A. L. Grayson for Treasurer. 

Under call for membership, the churnh at Walnut Grove 
in McDowell county, presented articles of faith, church cov- 
enant and organization, which were, on motion, referred to a 
committee consisting of R. H. Moore, C. B. Justice and H. D, 
Harrill. 

On motion of R. H. Moore, adopted order of business of 
last year as follows: 

Meet at 9am. Spf^nd 30 minutes in devotional exercises, 
Adjourn at 12m. Meet at 1pm. Adjourn at i^leasure. 

The Moderator announced : 

Financial Committee — A. L. Grayson, HenryHuthsteiner, 
J. D. Ledbetter, T. C. Page, 

Committee on Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons 
of Round Hill church. 

Brethren B. S. Peterson, representing the North Carolina 
Baptist and J. C. Caddell, the Biblical Recorder, were recog- 
nized, and tendered the courtesies of the Association. 

The following corresi)ondents of the Associations named 
were recognized also, and invited to seats: Elder B. M. Bridges 
of the King's Mountain ; Elder J. A. Rector of the Catawba ; 
and Elder S. A. Bridges of the Sandy Run Association. 

Elder C. B. Justice stated that in the absence of Elders Van 
Deventer, Willingham, Huffham and Mitchell,that he would, 
at their request, represent at the proper time. Foreign, Home 
and State Missions, and Ministerial Education. 

On motion of Elder H. D. Harrill, the report on Periodicals 
will be made special order for 10am, tomorrow. Committee 



6 GREEN RIVER BAPPTIST ASSOCIATIOM. 

as follows : J. C. C^a^ddell, C. E. Gower, B. S. Peterson. 

A. L. Grayson, Treasurer, read condensed report as follows : 
A. L. Grayson, Treasurer, submits the following condensed 

report of receipts up to the meeting of this Body. 

State Missions, $ 80.79 

Foreign " 120.08 

Home " 45.08 

Ministerial Education 20.35 

Orphanage 12.05 

Sunday School Missions 1.00 

Aged Ministers 11.80 

Students Aid Fund 10.00 

Total $301.15 

Money i^aid during this meeting will be added and com- 
plete report submitted, to auditing committee. 
Kespectfuliy submitted, 

A. L. Grayson, Treasurer. 
October 3, 1895. 
Adjourned to 9am tomorrow. 
Benediction by Elder C. E. Gower. 



SECOND DAY.— MOISNING SESSION. 

Friday, Oct. 4th, 1895. 

The Association met at 9am. "Y^e are gathering together," 
and "On Jordan's stormy banks I stand" were sung by choir. 

Elder B. M. Bridges, using Isiah 55 : 1-7 conducted the de- 
votional exercises of the morning. 

The Moderator requested that special prayer be offered for 
Bro. A. L Sorrels, who lies dangerously ill at his father's 
home near this x)lace. 

Elders S. A. Bridges and J. R. Denton assisted in the sol- 
emn services. 

The Moderator called the Association to order at 9 :30am. 

The proceedings of yesterday were read and approved. 

Invitations were extended to any messengers not present 
on yesterday and to others representing any of our denomi- 
national interests abroad to have their names enrolled. 

Elder J. B. Boone, Supt. of the Orphanage, Thomasville, 
N. C, was recognized and tendered the usual courtesies. 

The Moderator announced the following committees: 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

State of religion — Z. T. Whiteside, Z. V. Morris, A. L. 
Pitman, N. T. Mills, D. C. Brown. 

State Missions — J. C. Sorrels, Columbus Jones, M. A. 
Searcey, G. C. Collins, P. P. Covington. 

Home Missions— H. D. Harrill, J. W. Stott, W. W. Sorrels, 
N. C. Lovelace, Barzilla Ledbetter. 

Foreign Missions — C. B. Justice, J. M. Toms, I. S. Higgins, 
J. A. Riicker. 

Sabbath Schools — B. B. Price, W. M. Whiteside, A. B. 
Mashburn, N. C. Jones, W. P. Hemphill. 

Temperance — H. Portrum, John Alley, M. A. Harvey, G. 
L. Fortune, W. H. Taylor. 

Education — J. R. Denton, Z. T. Whiteside, A. P. Sorrels, 
J. W. Graj^son, A. J. Hensley. 

Orphanage — B. S. Peterson, R. H. Moore, J. C. Price, C. 
M. Keeter, J. C. Egerton. 

Deceased Ministers — W. M. Whiteside, L. L. Deck, W. 
R. Taylor, C. C. Lovelace, Will T. Payseur. 

Aged Minister's Relief Board — A. J. Hensley, W. A. M. 
Gibson, J. J. Davis, J. M. Hall, John Parton. 

Nominations to State and Southern Baptist Conventions 
— T. C. Page, P. C. Shitle, C. B. Morris, R. G. Freeman, 
Amos Nanney. 

History — A. L. Rucker, Amos Nanney, J. C. Keeter, J. F. 
Morgan, Eddie Morgan. 

The special order, 10am, having arrived, J. C. Caddell, 
made the following : 

Report on periodicals — We believe that in proportion as 
our people are informed concerning our denominational work, 
just in that proportion will their zeal be heightened and their 
contributions enlarged. 

This being true, we would urge that all of our people use 
every means possible for the obtaining of such aids as shall 
best help them in the intelligent discharge of their duty as 
church members. 

The Biblical Recorder has for sixty years been the organ 
of our denomination. As it has grown in years it has like- 
wise increased in interest and efficiency. We heartily recom- 
mend that all of our people, who can, take and read the pa- 
per. 



8 GREEN RIVER BAPPTIST ASSOCIATIOM. 

We also recommend the North Carolina Baptist, Charity 
and Children, the Journal of Missions, and all other good lit- 
erature, the object of which is the elevation and instruction 
of our people. 

J, C. Caddell, ') 
C. E. GowER, > Committee. 
B. S. Peterson, ) 
On motion to adopt, J. C. Caddell, B. S. Peterson, J. B. 
Boone, J. R. Denton, J. C. Sorrels, and C. B. Justice spoke 
to the report when it was adopted. 

The report on Walnut Grove church was read by C. B. Jus- 
tice and adopted as follows : 

The committee to whom you referred the church covenant 
articles of faith, and application for membership in this As- 
sociation by the Walnut Grove church ; having examined the 
articles of faith and church covenant of said church, and 
finding them orthodox and sound in the faith, recommend 
that the church be received into the Association. 

R. H. Moore, 
C. B. Justice, 
H. D. Harrill. 
The church having been received was placed on the roll of 
churches composing the Green River Association. 

The Clerk, by permission, made statements covering finan- 
cial exhibit of minute fund of 1894. as follows: 

RECEIPTS: 

Report of Financial Committee of 1894, $29.05 

, " 1894 Advertising, 10.00 

1895 Marion church, 1.00 

" Bridgewater, 1.00 

" Old Fort, 50 

' ' Individuals, 75 

" S. S. Asso. Pleasant Grove church, 3.08 

Total receipts, $45.38 

disbursements: 

Jno. C. Tipton, Printing, $41.40 

Asso. church letters Est., 1.00 

$42.40 

Balance for services, $ 2.98 

B. S. Peterson read the report on 

The Orphanage. 

Your committee makes the following report : 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

Our Orphanage at Thomasville is one of the most impor- 
tant departments of all our great work. We cannot conceive 
of the great good that is, and that will be accomplished for 
the Master's Kingdom through this work. Waifs are being 
gi^ithered from all over the State, and educated for the Mas- 
ter. There are now 114 at the Orphanage, and 30 more are 
asking for admittance. Brethren shall we help them? This 
is the great question. B. S. Peterson, ] 

R. H. Moore, | 
J. C. Price, } Committee. 

J,^ p. Egerton, I 
C. M. Keeter, j 

On motion to adopt, B. S. Peterson, Supt. J. B. Boone, J. 
C. Caddell, C. E. Gower and M. M. Landrum spoke. 

A cash collection amounting to $25.00 was taken and hand- 
ed to brother Boone. 

Special prayer was offered for A. L. Sorrels and family by 
C. B. Justice. 

At 12 :40 adjourned one hour. 

Benediction by J. B. Boone. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association met at 1 :40pm, and was called to order by 
the Moderator. 

J. R. Denton read the report on Education which was dis- 
cussed by himself, Z. T. Whiteside and C. B. Justice. 

L. L- Deck moved an amendment which was accepted by 
the committee. 

The report as amended was adopted as follows: 

Report on Education. 

The committee believes that the first great need is general 
rudimentary education ; secondly, good academic schools all 
over our country ; thirdly, collegiate training at Wake Forest 
College, which we think is the peer of any college in the 
South; and lastly, the training of girls and young ladies in 
every phase of useful and elevating education. We owe 
much to our women, and our future welfare depends largely on 
their capacity and influence. We recommend that pastors 
preach at least one sermon and take at least one collection 
during the coming year for ministerial education in all their 



10 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

cliurclies. Respectfully submitted, 

J. R. Denton, 
A. J. Hensley, 
Z. T. Whiteside, 
J. W. Grayson, 
A. P. Sorrels. 
The report of committee on aged ministers, was made by 

A. J. Hensley as follows : 

Aged Ministers. 

The Board of Relief for Aged Ministers, located at Durham, 
N. C, was recognized by the Green River Association in 1894 
as one of the objects of our general care, and is now claiming 
our regular contributions. As we acknowledge said board as 
we do our Misssions, etc., we recommend that each 
church make at least one annual contribution for its support. 

A. J. Hensley, 
W. A. M. Gibson, 
J. J. Davis, 
J. M. Hall, 
John Parton, 

On motion to adopt, M. M. Landrum, after calling C. B. 
Justice temporarily to the chair, spoke to the report. After a 
cash collection of $5.00 was taken for the object named in the 
rei3ort, it was adopted. 

The report on History was read by A. L. Rucker, discussed 
by himself and J. R. Denton, and adopted as follows: 
To the Green River Association: — 

Dear Brethf^en; Article 10, Order of Business was abro- 
gated at your annual session at Big I^evel church last year, 
and the following substituted therefor : 

10. Ordered that this Association at this session, 1894, ap- 
point a suitable man as Historian, whose business it shall be 
to collect such facts as he may be able to do in reference to 
our Church and Associational History, and report same an- 
nually until the same shall have been completed." 

By reference to pages 16 and 17 of the published proceed- 
ings of your body last year, it will be seen that I was ap- 
pointed to fill the position provided for in article 10, above 
quoted. This carries with it necessarily considerable trouble 
and expense. No provision, whatever, was made for the lat- 
ter, and the former has not been assumed. For this reason, 
nothing has been done or attempted. It remains with you to 



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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

devise some means for the prosecution of this important 
work, or, if thought best, to defer it until such time as your 
combined judgment may think proper. 

A. L. RucKER, Historian. 
The committee on Associational History beg leave to supple- 
ment the report of your Historian herewith submitted, by 
recommending: 

That each church in this Associational appoint, as early as 
practicable, a suitable man in each church, whose business 
it shall be to collect such facts as pertain to such churches 
respectively, ond submit same for approval in conference at 
some regular meeting of the church. After the same shall 
have been approved by the church, let the data be forwarded 
to the historian of the Association to be copied into a book ; 
and in this permanent form it can be preserved among the 
archives of the Association until such time as may be ad- 
judged proper for publication. 

a. l. rucker, 
Amos Nanney, 
J. C. Keeter, 
J. F. Morgan, 
Eddie Morgan, 
The report on Deceased Ministers was read by W. M. 
Whiteside, discussed by himself and adopted as follows : 

Deceased Ministers. 

We your committee on deceased ministers are sorry to re- 
port that since we last met, the Lord in his allwise ProviJ 
dence has called from our midst our dearly beloved brother, 
Elder J. H. Taylor. 

We are also sorry to report that our dear brother. Elder 
W. F. Sorrels, f ormerl\^ a member of this body, has been call- 
ed away amid a life of seemingly increasing usefulness. 

We recommend that a committee be appointed to write 
suitable nocices of their lives and their labors for publication 
in the annual minutes of this Association. 

Respectfully submitted, W. M. Whitesides, 

Will T. Payseur, 
W. R. Taylor, 
L. L. Deck, 
C. C. Lovelace. 
Committee recommended was appointed as follows : 
H. D. Harrill, C. B. Justice, Z. T. Whitesides, 



12 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

On motion of C. B. Justice adjonrned until 9am, tomorrow. 
Benediction, J. R. Denton. 



THIKD DAY.— MOKNING SESSION. 

Saturday, October 5, 1895^ 

The Association met at 9am. After singing "Areyouread- 
y", etc., the Moderator read xxiii Psalm and conducted the 
devotional exercises. 

Prayer was offered by J. B. Boone and G. W. Settlemire, 
at 9:30 the minutes of the previous day were read, amended 
and approved. 

The roll of messengers was called, and the names of those 
not present at an/ of the sessions were ordered to be strick- 
en out. 

During the call, when Stone Mountain church was reached, 
a motion was made to strike out the messenger's name repre- 
senting that church because of his complications with the 
whiskey traffic. The motion prevailed. 

J. B. Boone preached at the stand at 10 o'clock. 

Temperance. 

We your committee on Temperance beg leave to submit 
the following report: 

We find by examination of the church letters that two 
churches are carrying out the temperance resolution of this 
body at its session at Bethel in 1890; two others are trying to 
enforce it. 

By inquiry among delegates we learn that ten others are 
trying to enforce the resolution, while twenty churches make 
no report upon the subject, and we have no. way of finding 
out their standing on temperance. We hope they are using 
their influence and whatever power they possess to drive from 
our land and country Satan's most powerful weapon to defeat 
and prostrate the cause of our blessed Redeemer, and with 
which he is destroying thousands of souls for time and eter- 
nity. 

We are creditably informed that some of the churches are 
retaining in fellowship members who are selling grain and 
fruit to distillers. 

We would recommend a place in church letters for temper- 
ance report. We would further recommend that the pastors 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

of the churches preach at least one temperance sermon each 
year to their respective churches. Respectfully submitted, 

H. PORTRUM, 

W. H. Taylor, 
M. A. Harvey, 
G. L. Fortune. 

On motion to adopt, H. Portrum, J. C. Sorrels, W. M. 
Whiteside, B. B. Price, J. R. Denton, J. A. Rector, G. M. 
Walton and L. L. Deck, addressed the body. J. R. Denton 
moved that the churches known to be guilty of retaining 
members who openly violate the temperance resolutions of 
1890 be denied fellowship in the Green River Association. 

C. B. Justice and J. M. Stott spoke to the motion, when C. 
B. Justice offered the following as a substitute to the motion. 

Whereas, This Association has information that some of 
the churches composing the body, viz: Mills Spring, Cooper's 
Gap, Stone Mountain, and Montford's Cove, are tolerating 
their members in the violation of the temperance resolution 
of this Association passed at its session at Bethel. Now, 
therefore, resolved. That unless by the next session of this 
body, these churches rid themselves of these evils the Associ- 
ation will withdraw its fellowship from them. 

C. B. Justice. 

C. B. Justice, H. D. Harrill and B. S. Peterson spoke to the 
substitute which was adopted after which the report was 
adopted. 

B. B. Price made report on 

Sunday Schools. 

We are glad that there has been a considerable increase in 
the Sunday Shool cause in this Association during the past 
year; and also, that the cause in the State has kept pace 
with the other interests of our denomination ; but we regret 
to say that a large majority of our church members, especi- 
ally the parents, do not attend Sunday School. 

Realizing that the future of our church depends largely 
upon the Sunday School training of our boys and girls, we 
earnestly urge all Christians to attend and work in the Sun- 
day School. 

We think the Sunday School Association is a great means 
of stimulating interest in the work, and ask that all the 
churches send delegates each session. 



14 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

We recommend that the Colportage work begun by the 
S. S. Association be continued, and that all our schools use 
purely Ba^ptist literature as helps to the Bible, but not in 
place of it. 

We also recommend that all officers and teachers be Chris- 
tians whose lives comport with their professions. 

Respectfully submitted, B. B. Price, 

W. M. WHITESIDE, 

A. B. Mashburn, 

N. C. Jones, 
W. P. Hemphill. 

On motion to ado^^'t, the report was discussed by B.B. Price, 
and J. C. Sorrels. 

W. M. Whiteside presented the subject of Colportage by 
authority of the Sunday School Association. 

The author read the following: 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed, whose 
duty it shall be to secure, if possible, a. Colporter; and ascer- 
tain at what salary he can be employed ; and the best means 
to secure the funds necessary to pay his salary, and furnish 
him with the necessary literature. C. B. Justice. 

The resolution was adopted. The committee, J. C. Price, 
H. Portrum and J. C. Sorrels made no report, leaving the 
resolution inoperative. 

The Sunday School Report was adoj^ted. 

At 12 :30 adjourned one hour. 

Benediction — M. M. Landrum. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator at 
1:40. 
J. A. Rector preached at the stand. 
Z. T. Whiteside made report on 

state of Keligton. 

We, your committee, tind by examination of the church 
letters that the number of additions by baptism, has been one 
hundred and twenty — not so large as last year, but the 
spiritual condition is good. The numbers added do not al- 
ways indicate the true sipiritual condition of a church. ' 'Paul 
may plant and Apollos may water, but God alone can give 
the increase." 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 15 

Many of the churches have been greatly revived — Peace 
and harmony prevail. 

Z. T. Whiteside, ^ 
D. C. Brown, 

N. T. Mills, ^ Committee. 

Z. V. Morris, | 
A. L. Pitman. j 
This report v^as adopted without discussion. 
J. B. Blanton, of the Sandy Run Association, was recog- 
nized and welcomed. 

The following report as amended by motion of L. L. Deck, 
was read and discussed by C. B. Justice. 

Foreign Missions. 

Under the head of Missions is included all the work of 
preaching the gosi:)el to the destitute of the world, whether 
it be in North Carolina, the United States, or in heathen 
lands. The Scriptural arguments that enforce one, enforce 
all, and an argument in support of one, must necessarily 
suj^port tlie others. 

As a matter of convenience, and to aid in the collection 
and distribution of fund, s the three departments: 

1. State Missions, or the preachingof the gospel to the des- 
titute in North Carolina. 

2. Home Missions, or the preaching of the gospel to the 
foreign jjopulation, the negroes, the destitute among our own 
population within the bounds of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention, and to the inhabitants of the Island of Cuba. 

3. Foreign Missions, or the preachingof the gospel to the 
heathen, also to inhabitants of Papal countries, such as Italy 
and Mexico. 

The Southern Baptist Convention is composed of delegates 
and representatives from the various churches and associa- 
tions within its bounds. The Foreign Mission work of the 
Convention has been entrusted to a committee of discreet, 
prudent, christian men. This Committee is known as the 
Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 
and is entrusted with the care and oversight of the entire 
work of Foreign Missions : — appointing missionaries, assign- 
ing their fields, fixing their salaries superintending the collec- 
tion of contributions, and paying their salaries. 



16 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

At each session of the Southern Baptist (Convention this 
Board makes a full reiDort of all the work done during the 
proceeding year. 

"The Southern Baptist Convention was organized in Au- 
gusta, Ga., in 1845. At that meeting the Foreign Mission 
Board was appointed. During the fifty years of its existence 
319 missionaries have been sent out, and $1,814,800 given for 
the work. 

Missions are now sustained in China, Africa, Itialy, Brazil, 
Mexico and Japan. The report of the Foreign Mission Board 
to the Convention which met in Washington, May 10 to 14, 
1895, showed the following statistics: 

Canton, China, Missions: (began 1845) 13 missionaries, 22 
native helpers, 8 churches, 866 members, 82 baptisms, 114 
schools, $1,683.65 contributed. 

Shanghai Missions : (1847) 9 missionaries, 2 native helpers 
3 churches, 110 members, 2 baptisms, 2 schools, contributions 
$74.00. 

Chinkiang Mission : (1880)7 missionaries, 2 churches, 17 
members, 10 schools, $206.16 contributed. 

North China Mission : (I860) 12 missionaries, 3 churches, 138 
members, 34 baptisms, 3 schools, $53.54 contributed. 

In Africa there were 7 missionaries, 6 native helpers, 4 
churches, 239 members, 67 baptisms, $214,45 contributions. 

Italian Mission — Rome, Florence, and other towns : (1870) 
3 missionaries from the United States, 28 native preachers 
and colporters, 18 churches, 353 members, 28 baptisms, 
$357.25 contributions. 

In Brazil — Bahai and vicinity: (1882) 4 missionaries, 3 na- 
tive helpers, 5 churches, 297 members, 36 baptisms. 

Rio and Vicinity : (1883) 6 mifceion&iies. 2 native helpers, 
5 churches, 119 members, 14 baptisms, $1,518.50 contribu- 
tions. 

Pernambuco: (1889) 2 missionaries, 61 m.embers, 28 bap- 
tisms, 1 church, $200 contributions. 

Campos : (1890) 2 missionaries, 1 native helper, 5 church- 
es, 133 members, 55 baptisms, contributions $320. 

Mexico: (1880) 20 miesionaries, 19 native helpers, 1,120 
members, 2"6 baptisms, 3 schools, contributions $1,817.38. 

Japan: (1889) 6 missionaries, 5 native helpers. 1 school, 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 17 

'/■ 40 members, 9 baptisms, $20.74 contributions, making a to- 
tal of 85 churches, 3493 members, 581 baptisms and $6458.72 
contributions. 

New fields are opening and many stand ready to go. We 
or others will tabulate later the work of the year, but we 
are working out the figures now day by day. We need more 
men and women in our churchs who will give time and effort 
to the work. 

Not only is money needed, but effort to get the churches — 
the body of Christ — alive to this great work, which He has 
left us. Shame and fear hinder some. May the love of Christ 
so abound as to make us zealous in this great work of saving 
souls." 

At the last session of the Southern Baptist Convention, the 
Foreign Mission Board asked for a certain amount of money 
with which to carry on the work of the present year. This 
amount the convention agrees to raise and have asked the 
Green River Association to raise $300.00 of this amount. It 
will be easy for us to raise this amount, provided the breth- 
ren generally, take hold of the matter, and do something like 
their duty. We will try to raise it. We must do one of three 
things : — We must feed and cloth some one while they preach 
the gospel to the heathen, or go, and in person preach it our 
selves, or else disobey the Lord. Which will it be? We will- 
this day record the answer. On foreign fields the gains by 
baptisms were 16 2-3 per cent. The contributions average a 
fraction over $1.91 per member. . C. B. Justice, 

J. A. RUCKER, 
I. S. HiGGINS. 

The report was adopted and the following pledges secured 
for : 

Foreign Missions. 

Bills Creek, $5.00; Big Level, $2.00; Cooper's Gap, $3.00; 
Columbus, $2.00; Green's Creek, $3.00; H. D. Harrill for 
Green River, Pleasant Grove and elsewhere, $20.00; Mont- 
ford's Cove,$5.00; Piney Knob, $2.00; Pleasant Hill, $10.00; 
C. B. Justice for Rutherford ton, Mountain Creek and Round 
Hill, $150.00; Z. T. W^hitesiae for Rock Spring and White- 
side Valley, $10.00; J. C. Sorrels for Bethel, Bethlehem, and 
elsewhere, $40.00; G. W. Settlemire on mission field, 10.00; 



18 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Dysartsville,$2.00 ; Harmony Grove, $2. 00 ; Camp Creek,$.1.00 ; 
Macedonia, $1.00; Mount Vernon, $10.00; M. M. Landrum 
for Bridgowater, Marion and Old Fort, $60.00; M. Hall, $1.00; 
Silver Creek, $5.00; Mills Spring, $2.00. Total, $344.00. 

H. D. Harrill read the following report and upon motion 
to adopt, spoke to it. 

Home Missions. 

Your committee on Home Missions would report that in 
our opinion, the work of the Home Mission Board is a work 
of great importance to us; first, from the fact that they oc- 
cupy an important field ; secondly, on account of the great 
work they are doing. They are doing much good among 
the Foreign population in the states of Louisiana, Florida, 
Arkansas, Texas ; and among the whites aud Indians of In- 
dian Territory, besides the great results obtained in the Island 
of Cuba. 

Great things are being accomplished in the name of the 
Lord Jesus. The Baptists are not realizing greater results from 
any department of their work than that of the Home Mission 
Board. Therefore, let us continue the good work with in- 
creased contributions and earnest prayer. We recommend 
that this Association try to raise, during the coming year, at 
least $100.00 for this object. Respectfully, 

H. D. Harrill, 
J. M. Stott, 
N. C. Lovelace. 
W. W. Sorrels. 
The report was adopted. 

The following was read by J. C. Sorrels, discussed by him- 
self, G. W. Settlemire, and G. R. Walton, as follows: 

Report oij State Missions. 

We know the Lord has blessed this work and will still 
bless it, for it is so Christ like, and is in accordance with 
this command, "Go ye. " In obedience to this command we miss 
doing what we could do. Elder G. W. Settlemire. who has 
given his whole time to the work, reports as follows: 
Churches supplied, 4; out stations, 3; sermons preacheil, 
178; protracted meetings,4; conversions, 25; baptized, 16. 
^State of the churches — Cherry Spring, Catawba and Henry 
Station, good; Zion Hill on the decline. Received on sal- 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 19 

ary, $25.00. Elder J. C. Sorrels, who gave one-half of his 
time up to April 1st, and one-fourth of it since that date, re- 
ports as follows : 

Sermons preached, 42; families visited, 44; protracted 
meetings, 2; Conversions, 10; baptisms, 12; houses built, 1; 
value of church property, $400.00. Elder M. M. Landrum, 
who gives one-fourth of his time to Bridgewater, reports : 
Regular services, Saturday and Sabbath in each month. 
Twelve have been added by letter. Expects to hold a series 
of meetings with the church soon, and believes it to be one of 
the gems of this body. The outlook is encouraging. "Pray 
for its success." Brethren let us continue this work and en- 
large it. We are well able to possess this land. 

J. C. Sorrels, 
Columbus Jones. 
M. A. Searcy. 
G. C. Collins. 
T. P. Covington. 

The report was amended by recommending that we plan 
our work for the coming year upon a basis of two hundred 
and fifty dollars for this object, and the report, as amended, 
was adopted. 

The report of Finance Committee was presented through 
A. L. Grayson, as follows : 

Finance. 

The Finance Committee reports $29.15 sent up by the 
churches for minutes. We recommend that this amount be 
supplemented to an amount sufficient to print the minutes, 
and an allowance of $10.00 to the Clerk for his services. 

A. L. Grayson, 
T. C. Page, 
J. D. Ledbetter, 
Henry Huthsteiner. 

After remarks by several brethren, and a cash 
collection of $5.87 to supplement the fund, the report was 
adopted. 

Marion, Montford's Cove, Pleasant Hill and Green River 
churches were all put in nomination for the next session of 
the Association. The ballot was taken and the tellers, — J. R. 
Denton, CM. Lewis and N. C. Jones, — reported a majority 



20 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

of the votes in favor of Green River church, and it was so or- 
dered. 

Introductory. 

The committee report that Elder M. M. Landrum be elected 
to preach the introductory sermon at next session at 11 o'clock, 
Elder J. C. Sorrels, alternate. L. L. Deck, 

T. C. Page. 
C. M. Lewis, 
B. B. Price, 
The report was adopted. 

A resolution by L. L. Deck proposing certain changes in 
the Constitution was lost. 

On motion of H. Portrum the districts into which this As- 
sociation has been divided are abolished. 

Nominations. 

Your committee on Nominations submit the following : 
To THE Southern Baptist Convention — Elder H. D. Har- 
rill; Elder M. M. Landrum, Alternate. 

To THE State Baptist Convention — Elders J. R. Denton, 
H. D. Harrill, C. B. Justice, M. M. Landrum, J. C. Sorrels, 
Z. T. Whiteside, C. E. Gower, A. J. Hensley and Brethren 
L. L. Deck, H. Portrum, A. L. Rucker, R. H. Moore, and R. 
G. Freeman. T. C. Page, 

Amos Nanney, 
P. C. Shitle, 
C. B. Morris, 
The nominations were confirmed. 

Thanks. 

Resolved, That we tender the usual vote of thanks to the 
members of Round Hill church and the community for their 
unbounded hospitality in entertaining the delegates and visi- 
tors to this session of the Association. R. H. Moore. 

The resolution was adopted. 

On motion of A. L.. Grayson, the Board of Missions and 
Sunday Sch : ols was continr. 3d for next year. 

The Board is as follows : 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



21 



CHURCHES. 


NAMES. 


POSTOFPICES. 


Beulahi 


Joshua Pitman 


Mills Spring, IST. G 
Poplar Grove, ^* 


Big Level, 


T. J. Cowart 


Bills Creek, 


J. F. Logan 


Ayr - 


Chimney Rock, . . . 


W. M. Henderson. 


Chimney Rock," 


Cooper's Gap, .... 


H. K. Corn 


Dimsdale, " 


Columbus 


Gray B. Hampton 


Landrum, '* 


Green's Creek, 


J. J. Green 


Collinsville, . . " 


Green River, 


T. C. Page 


Poore's Ford,. '* 


Montford's Cove . . 


L.D.Hemphill... 


Otter Creek.. " 


Piney Knob, 


J.F.Bland 


Cuba, " 


Plei?sant Grove . . . 


H. M. Whiteside.. 


Rutherfordton, ' ' 


Rock Spring, 


C. B. Justice 


Poplar Grove, *' 


Rutherfordton 


A. L. Grayson 

W. L. Lynch 


Rutherfordton," 


l( 


T. C.Smith 


a (t 


(< 


H. D. Harrill 


( < ,(.( 


(( 


M. McBrayer 


a ^.^ 


(( 


J. M. Toms, 


(< (i 


Silver Creek . . 


J. S. McCraw 


Mills' Spring, " 


White Oak : 


J. A. Thorn 


Mills' Spring, " 


Whiteside Valley. 


John Thompson. . 


Grassy Knob, *' 


Bethel 


Z. Z. Morris 


Nealsvile, *' 


Bethlehem, 


A. W. Gilliam.... 


Old Fort " 


Bridgewater 


J. C. Price 


Cuba,. " 


Camp Creek 

Catawba 


B. Biggerstaff . . . . 
M. A. Harvey 


Trio " 


Old Fort,.... " 


Clear Creek 


C. P Rader 


Greenlee, " 


Cherry Spring 


W.J.Gilbert 


Old Fort,.... " 


Dysartsville 


W. H. Taylor.... 


Dysartsville,. " 


Harmony Grove . . 


W. S. Freeman.. . 


Rocky Pass,.. " 


Hall Town 


JohnathanHalL. . 


Marion, " 


Macedonia 


J. M. Watkins... 


Dysartsville,. " 


Marion 


Wm. BLinton 

M. B. Flack 


Marion, " 


Mountain Creek. . 


Cuba, " 


Mount Yernon 


N. J. Rollins 


Rutherfordton," 


Old Fort 


R.H.Moore, 


Old Fort " 


Round Hill 


L. L. Deck 


Thermal City, " 


ZionHill 


F. Ledford 

R. A. HoUifield... 


Marion, " 


Turkey Cove 


Turkey Cove,. " 



It was ordered that the collection tomorrow be applied to 
State missions. 

J. M. Toms and T. C. Smith were appointed to audit the 
Treasurer's itemized report. 

C. B. Justice, A. L. Grayson and A. J.Hensley were author- 
ized to revise minutes of this day's proceedings. 

Prayer was offered by H. D. Harrill, and the Association 



3-2 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

adjourned to meet witli the churcli at Green B-iyer on Thurs- 
day before the first Lord's day in October, A. D. 1895. 

AdIN L. RUCKER, M. M. liANDRUM, 

Clerk. Moderator. 



SUNDAY SERVICES. 

The funeral services of Brother A. L. Sorrels were held 
from the stand in the forenoon. 

H. D. Harrill read Job vii, and led the prayer. 

The sermon from II Samuel xii, 23, was followed by pray- 
er, C. B. Justice leading. 

Afternoon. 

M.M,Landrum preached the missionary sermon in the house 
and J. 0. Sorrels preached at the stand at the same hour from 
St. Matthew x, 29. 

At the close of these services a cash collection was taken 
amounting to $20.25 to be applied to colportage work under 
the auspices of the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools of 
this Association. 

Thus closed the 5th annual session of the Green River Bap- 
tist Association. 

The weather was beautiful, the hospitality all that could be 
desired, the session harmonious, music good, and the attend- 
ance unusually large. Clerk. 






ECHOES FROM THE CHURCHES. 

As Given in their Several Letters to this Associa- 
tion. 

Bethel— We have had a protracted meeting which contin- 
ued eight days. Five conversions and the church greatly re- 
vived. Pray for us." 

Bethlehem — The church has kept up a regular prayer 
meeting during the year, before each service on Saturday, 
which has been a great help to them. A week's meeting 
held resulting in eight additions to their membership. 
"Pray for us.' 

Beulah — "Pray for us." 

Big Level — A fifteen days meeting held ; thirteen addi- 
tions by baptism ; enforce temperance resolutions ; spiritual 
condition, good. 

Catawba — Revival lasting eight days, eight conversions. 

Cherry Spring — "We have had a glorious meeting this 
year. Brethren pray for us." 

Cooper's Gap — Has had no pastor but regular preaching 
by Elders W. H. Logan, Elbert Jackson and others. They 
have under consideration a new house of worship, which, 
when completed, will cost over $400.00. 

Columbus — Has had no revival and asks our prayers. 

Dysartsville — "We think two months ample time to get 
the minutes out and delivered. We adhere strictly to the 
temperance principles and do not think any church is in ac- 
cord with the scripture that does not." 

Green River — Want the Association in 1896 and gets it. 
They are trying to carry out the temperance resolution. 

Hall Town — No revival, but hoping for one soon. Breth- 
ren pray for us. 

Macedonia^ — Had a nine day's meeting in August; church 
and people greatly revived. "Pray for us." 

Marion — Wants the next session of the Association but 
fails to get it. 



24 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Mills Spring — Formerly White Oak, has changed its name. 
A series of meetings held in August ; three additions. ' 'Pray 
for us." 

Montford's Cove — Fails to get the next session of the As- 
sociation. 

Mountain Creek — A series of meetings in August resulted 
in 20 additions by baptisms. The largest death ratio (7) in 
the history of the church for any one year is reported. 

Pleasant Grove — Reports two Sunday Schools, and a revival 
in August, which has greatly edified, strengthened and 
built up the church. 

Pleasant Hill. — Good meeting in August; 17 additions 
by baptisms ; paint paid for, for painting new house. They 
must wait for the Association, too. 

Rock Springs. — We have paid during the year $4.00 on 
the missionary debt, of the S. B. Convention, and one dol- 
lar to the Albemarle church for building purposes. 

Stone Mountain — Reports two Sunday Schools. 
• Whiteside Valley. — In good spiritual condition, and try- 
ing to carry out the temperance resolution. 




CONSTITUTION. 

This Association shall be known as the Green River Bap- 
tist Association, and shall be composed of Baptist churches 
whose articles of faith and constitutions are in harmony 
with those of the Association. 

Each church shall be allowed a representation of two del- 
egates, in addition to their regular ordained ministers, and 
every church of over fifty members shall be allowed one ad- 
ditional delegate for every fifty additional members. 

The primary objects of the Association shall be to encour- 
age and support Wake Forest College, to educate young men 
called of God to the ministry and approved by the churches 
to which they belong; to encourage education among the 
people of the State : to support the Gospel in the destitute 
portions of the State and of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion ; to send the Gospel to the nations that have it not ; to 
encourage the distribution and study of the Bible and a 
sound religious literature ; to assist Baptist churches in the 
erection of houses of worship ; to encourage the proper care 
of indigent orphan children and destitute and aged ministers 
of the Gospel ; to encourage the organization and support of 
Baptist Sunday Scools, and to co-operate with the Baptist 
State Convention in all its departments of labor. 

This Association shall meet annually on Thursday before 
the first Sabbath in October. 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk 
and Treasurer, who shall be elected by the Association, and 
continue in office until their successors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside or fill the chair, by calling 
some member of the body thereto, and enforce order in ac- 
cordance with Mell's Parliamentary Practice. 

The clerk shall record the proceedings, conduct the corre- 
spondence, and publish and distribute the Minutes. 

The Treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the 
churches or individuals to the objects of the Association, re- 
ceipting the contributors for the same, and forward all con- 



26 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

tribntions to their proper destination, and make a full report 
of all receipts and disbursements to the Association at its an- 
nual sessions, and on retiring from his office turn over to his 
successor all moneys, papers and books belonging thereto. 

There shall be appointed by the Association at each session 
a Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, consisting of one 
member from each church belonging to the Association and 
several other brethren living in Rutherfordton or its imme- 
diate vicinity, five of whom shall.constitute a quorum, which 
during the intervals between the meetings of the Association 
shall have charge of the various interests and objects fostered 
by the Association, and shall encourage the churches to give 
liberally thereto ; and shall make a full report of its work, 
including such suggestions relative thereto as it may think 
advisable, to the Association at its annual sessions. 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, 
any three members of the Board, may call a meeting there- 
of. 

This Constitution may be changed or amended, at any an- 
nual session by two-thirds of the representatives present vo- 
ting in the affirmative. 



ASSOCIATION COVENANT. 

Article 1. We believe in one only and true God, and that 
there are three persons in the Godhead — the Father, the Son, 
and the Holy Ghosc — and these are one in substance, and 
equal in power and glory. 

Art. 2. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New 
Testaments are the Word of God, and the only rule of faith 
and practice. 

Art. 3. We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 

Art. 4. We believe in man's impotency to recover himself 
from the fallen state he is in, by his own free will and abili- 
ty. 

Art. 5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight 
of God only through the imputed righteousness of Jesus 
Christ. 

Art. 6. We believe the saints shall persevere in grace, 
and that they never shall finally fall away. 

Art. 7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 27 

are ordinances instituted by Christ, and that true believers 
are the only proper subjects thereof. 

Art. 8. We believe immersion is the only spiritual mode 
of baptism. 

Art. 9. We believe that no jjerson has a right to adminis- 
ter the ordinances but such as are regularly called and quali- 
fied thereto. 

Art. 10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a 
general judgment; that the punishment of the wicked shall 
be everlasting, and the joys of the righteous eternal. 

Art. 11. We, the members of the Green River Baptist 
Association, agreeing to the above Articles of Faith, do, for 
and in behalf of the churches which we represent, covenant 
and agree, and give ourselves up to each other in church 
and Christian fellowship, in order to keep up the unity of 
the spirit in the bonds of peace, and to assist each other in 
in all matters of distress, and to pray for each other's pros- 
perity. 



OKDER OF BUSINESS. 

1st. Fix time of meeting and adjourning. 

2nd. Call for messengers present without letters from 
their churches. 

3rd. Call for application for membership in this body. 

4th. Appoint committees on Preaching and Finance. 

5th. Recognize, in their official capacity, any present who 
may represent general denominational interests. 

6th. Call for correspondents, renewing the call at the 
opening of each morning session. 

^[.' 7th. Appoint committees on State of Religion, State, 

[ome and Foreign Missions, Sabbath Schools, Temperance, 

Jducation, Orphanage, Deceased Ministers, Aged Ministers, 

fominations State and Southern Conventions, urging the 

'eports as soon as possible. 

8th. Miscellaneous business. 

9th. Ordered: That this Association, at this session — 1894 
-appoint a suitable man as Historian, whose business it 
shall be to collect such facts as he may be able to do, in ref- 
Jrence to our church and associational history, and report 
same annually, until the same shall have been completed. 

10th. Give an opportunity to present the claims of Foreign 



28 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Home and State Missions, and Orphanage, with any other 
general interest supported by this body. 

11th. Fix time and place of next meeting, and appoint the 
introductory preacher and alternate ; also the minister to 
preach the missionary sermon. 

12th. Arrange general (or union) nLeetings. 

13th. Appoint correspondents to other bodies. 

14th. Call for reports of committees. 

15th. Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Con- 
ventions. 

16th Elect Executive Board, provided for in Constitution. 

17th. Arrange for printing, distributing Minutes and pay- 
ing Clerk. 

18th. Adjourn. 




PASTOES AND OLEEKS AND SABBATH OF PEEAGHINa. 



CHURCHES. 



1 Bethel 

2 Bethlehem, 

3 Beulah, 

4 Big Level, 

5 Bills Creek, 

6 Bridgewater 

7 Camp Creek. . . . 

8 Catawba 

9 Cherry Spring. . 

10 *ChimneyRockl894 

11 -^ Clear Creek 1892 

12 Colnmbus 

13 Cooper's Gap, 

14 Dysartsville 

15 Green's Creek, .... 

16 Green River, 

17 Hail Town 

18 Harmony Grove . . 

19 *HenryStationl894 

20 Macedonia 

21 Marion 

22 Mills Spring 

23 Montf ord's Cove . . 

24 Mountain Creek . . 

25 Mount Vernon .... 

26 Old Fort 

27 Piney Knob, 

28 Pleasant G-rove . . . 

29 Pleasant Hill 

30 Rock Spring, 

31 Round Hill 

32 Rutherford ton .... 

33 Silver Creek ...... 

34 Stone Mountain. . . 

35 *Turkey Cove 1892 

36 Walnut Grove... 

37 Whiteside Valley. 

38 ZionPIill 



o g 



4 

& 4 
3 

2 
3 

2 



PASTORS. 



J. C. Sorrels 

C. C. Case..!!.'!! 

A. T. Jones 

Elbert Jackson . . 
M. M. Landrum. 
W. H. McClure.. 
G. W. Settlemire 

R-ichard Hudgins 

A. J. Hensley. . . 

O. C. Barton 

No pastor 

B. B. Harris 

S_. A. Bridges. . . . 
H. D. Harrill 

A. B. Mashburn. 

J. R. Denton 

G. W. Settlemire 

B. B. Harrip 

M. M. Landrum. 

A. T.Jones 

T. J. Moss 

C. B. Justice. . . . 

C. E. Gower 

M'. M. Landrum. 

Z. D. Harrill 

H. D. flarrill.... 
C. B. Justice. . . . 
Z.T.Whiteside.. 
H. D. Harril.... 

G. B. Justice 

J. C. Sorreiy 

T. K. Brown.... 
J. C. Sorrels 

Z. T. Whiteside! 
G. W. Settlemire 



POSTOFFICES. 



Nealsville, McDowell county, N 

Columbus, Polk county. 
Swains, Spartanburg county, S 
Turner's, Polk '' N 

Marion, McDowell " 

Sunshine, Rutherford " 
Old Fort, McDowell 

Bat Cave, Henderson " 
Rocky Pass, McDowell " 
Gowansville, Spartanb'g " S 

Preaching at regular time 

Dysartsville, McDowell county, N 
Forest City Rutherford " 



Nealsville, McDowell ' 
Dysartsville, 
Old Port, 

Dysartsville, ' , ' 
Marion, ' 

Swain's Spartanburg ' 
Forest City, Rutherford ' 
Rutherfordton,Rutherf'd' 
Lincolnton, Lincoln ' 

Marion, McDovv'-eil ' 

Ellenboro, Rutherford ' 
Forest City, 
Rutherfordton, 
Uree, 

Forest City, 
Rutherfordton, 
Nealsville, IJcDowell 
Black Mountain, " 
Bridgewater. Burke 
Nealsville, McDowell 
Uree, Rutherford 
Old Fort, McDowell 



CLERKS. 



E. G. Goforth... 

L. A. Gentry 

A. L. Pitman 

T. M.Ruppe 

Jno. F. Logan. . . 

J. C. Price 

I. O. Clements. . . 
W. A. M. Gibson 
G. L. Fortune. . . 
W. M. Henderson 

A. Silver 

N. B. Hampton. . 
W. F. F. Brown. 
J. R. Denton. . . . 

G. P. Green 

J. I. Ridings 

J. A. Hendley... 

A. P. Sorrels 

E. H. Hilliard... 

B. E. Watkins... 

B. B. Price 

J. R. Foster 

J. W. Morgan. . . 

H. Portrum 

Miller L. Wilson 
W. M. Mashburn 

J. B. Elliott 

A. F. Morgan 

M. B. Koon 

A. S. Whiteside.. 

J. D. Morris 

T. C. Smith 

H. P. Ar ledge. . . 

C. M. Nanney. .. 
W. A. Buchanan 
James Brown. . . 
W. M. Whiteside 
J. H. Reel 



POSTOF 



Nealsville, McDow 
Old Fort, 
Landrums, Spartanl 
Turner's, Polk 
Ayr, Rutherford 
Gilkey, " 
Trio, 
Old Fort McDowell 

Chimney Rock, Rut I 
Old Fort, McDowel 
Columbus, Polk 
Dinsdale, " 
Dysartsville, McDo" 
Collinsville, Polk 
Poor's Ford, Riither 
Marion, McDowell 
Bridgewater, Burk( 
Round Knob, McDo 
Nealsville, " 

Marion, " 

Mills Spring, Polk 
Otter Creek, Rathe: 
R utherf ordton .Ruth 
Logan's Store, 
Old Fort, McDowel 
Cuba, Rutherford 
Otter Creek, " 
Mack, " 

Ayr, 

Union Mills, " 
Rutherfordton, ' ' 
Mills Spring, Polk 
Stone Mountain McI 
Armstrong, ' 

Ashford, ' 

Poplar Grove, Polk 
Craggy, McDov^ell 



* Given in the years named — Not represented since. 



STATISTICAL AND FINANCIAL 


TABLE. 










STATISTICS. 


CHURCH EXPENSES. | 


CONTRIBUTIONS. 1 1 


OQ 

4 

i 


Q 

6 
1 
10 
2 
9 
1 
5 
2 
1 

*27 
7 

12 

10 

6 

"4 

'"1 
2 
3 

2 
9 
8 

"6 
9 
1 
6 

14 
6 

8 

2 

180 


i 

4 
2 
3 
4 
2 
1 
3 

"7 
2 

5 

4 
1 

. . 
1 

1 

5 

2 

i 

3 

2 

*4 

2 

6 
6^ 


i 

Q 
4 

3 
1 
3 
3 

39 


i 

114 
43 
16 
41 
26 
13 
29 
13 
23 

5 
52 
37 
87 
48 
30 
49 
17 
30 

8 
23 
33 
43 
76 
120 
103 
14 
30 
44 
69 
22 
80 
80 
60 
36 

9 

5 
17 

6 

1557 


172 

68 
17 
62 
97 
16 
6i 
25 
28 
12 
98 
64 
130 
87 
68 
88 
23 
41 
10 
32 
57 
67 
141 
167 
171 
26 
53 
61 
78 
48 
137 
98 
90 
70 
32 
3 
25 
8 

2534 


3 

286 

111 

33 

103 

123 

29 

93 

38 

51 

17 

150 

101 

217 

135 

98 

137 

40 

71 

18 

55 

90 

110 

217 

287 

274 

40 

83 

105 

147 

70 

217 

178 

150 

106 

41 

8 

42 

14 

4085 


1 

B 


. 4 

m 
1 

h- 1 


1 


'6 

3 


SI 

•30 

CQ 




02 


02 






'i 

1 


1 


1 -' 

1 -0 

m 


<6 

03 

i 

Si 

6 


1 


-3 



$ 100 00 
50 00 
20 60 
37 00 
20 00 
75 00 


% 12 00 




$ 1 15 

1 00 

50 

85 

1 10 

1 00 

70 


$ 26 00 

13 47 

1 20 


$ 139 15 
63 47 
22 30 
49 10 
21 10 
76 00 
70 


% 11 95 
2 00 

1 75 
1 75 


$ 25 


$ 13 05 
3 21 


$ 1 60 


$ 10 25 


$ 50 
1 35 


$ 37 60 

6 56 

1 75 

18 12 

•2 00 

25 00 

3 85 

1 25 

5 10 


$ 176 75 
70 03 

24 05 
62 22 
23 10 

101 GO 
4 55 
1 25 

25 20 

■ 










1 

9, 


1 25 




72 


3 00 

2 00 
10 00 

85 
1 25 

3 60 


1 75 


5 90 










5 00 
I 00 


3 00 


2 00 


5 00 
2 00 


















9, 


20 00 
Est. 1894 
Est. 1892 

50 00 






10 




20 10 









1 50 

















































50 
80 
65 
25 
1 15 
. ^5 
50 


55 00 
250 00 

"20'00 


165 56 

250 80 
34 48 
47 60 
77 95 
28 95 
50 50 




80 


1 00 

2 17 
2 00 
5 00 
1 50 








1 80 

11 21 

5 79 

7 00 

16 97 

1 10 

2 59 


167 36 
262 01 
40 27 
54 60 
94 92 
30 05 
88 09 


9 






1 25 

"427 


7 79 
3 17 
2 00 
6 20 


'"116 




33 83 

35 25 

75 00 

25 00 

30 00 

Est. 1894 

35 60 

250 00 

40 00 

60 00 

100 00 

150 00 

100 00 

50 00 

60 00 

60 00 






62 







12 10 
""3'60 


■'r8o 




4 00 


1 00 






1 06 


53 


1 00 
















"20'66 


1 50 


25 
1 00 

35 
1 10 
3 45 
1 15 
1 45 

65 
1 70 
1 40 

40 

1 15 

2 00 
70 
70 


"iio 66 

7 10 
6 00 

■*48'o6 

56 

15 50 

'266 '66 


27 35 

411 09 

47 45 

86 43 
143 30 
204 70 
111 46 

78 15 

88 20 

61 40 

40 

87 40 
422 00 

59 70 
70 






2 00 
10 00 
2 53 
1 00 
5 65 
7 70 


1 00 
5 00 

"565 
10 00 






3 66 
61 95 
10 03 

9 00 
42 15 
39 02 
50 00 

9 43 

8 70 


40 35 
472 95 

57 48 

95 43 
185 45 
248 72 
161 45 

87 58 

96 90 
61 40 
10 40 

103 04 

602 00 

66 86 

2 85 




10 00 
50 

"i3'io 

5 88 

18 00 

1 00 

1 00 


3 25 

1 00 

3 GO 

13 10 

11 00 


26 20 

6 00 

5 00 

4 65 

4 44 

26 00 

75 

65 


7 50 

'"6'66 

1 68 


4 

1 


19 83 
6 85 
5 55 

10 00 

"ii'06 


■33'6o 

'27 "06 




""166 


5 00 
1 05 


1 00 
5 00 








5 00 

2 20 
25 00 

3 00 


'lis 

38 33 

1 00 

50 


5 00 

5 05 

•68 67 

1 17 

50 








10 00 

15 64 

180 00 

7 16 

2 15 




75 00 

200 00 

59 00 


4 25 

20 00 


7 00 



"606 


4 09 

39 00 

1 39 

1 15 


3 15 

3 00 

60 










Est. 1893 
New 

14 65 




































25 00 




85 
25 




40 50 

25 


1 71 


1 00 


3 25 
1 00 




4 00 




9 96 
1 00 


50 46 
1 25 




















20 


'$1,835 93 


$150 93 


$70 30 


$29 15 


$782 77 


$2,869 08 


$114 46 


$81 16 


$168 73 


$45 52 


$167 13 


$24 88 


$601 88 


$3,470 96 



Rex>resented by letter. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 




Beulah 
Big Level 
Bill's Creek 
Bethel 
Bethelehem 
Bridgewater 
Chimney Rock. . . 
Columbus . . . 
Cooper's Gap 
Camp Creek 
Cherry Spring 
Catawba 
Clear Creek. . 
Dysartsville . . 
Green's Creek 
Green River. , 
Hall Town. 
Henry Station 
Harmony Grove 
Montford's Cove 

Marion 

Macedonia 
Mountain Creek. 
Mt. Vernon 
31d Fort.... 
Piney Knob 
r*leasant Grove 
r*leasant Hill. . 
^ound Hill. . . . 
lock Spring 
iutherfordton 
>ilver Creek 
'tone Mountain 
'urkey Cove 
lill's Spring .... 
Whiteside Vallev 

ion Hill 

rorth Cove 

lack's Sch'l house. 

idividuals 

oUections 

or other objects 



34 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

We have examined the above reports, and the vouchers of 
A. L, Grayson, Treasurer of the Green River Association, 
and find that he has proper receipts for the amount he re- 
ports._$517.38. J. M. T^omb, ^ ^^,,^.^^ ^^^^ 

The following amounts are included in the above reports. 

The Woman's Mission Society of Marion church contributed 
for State Missions, $3.35; for Foreign Missions, $2.00; for 
Home Missions, $3.00, and special for Cuba, $4.50. The "Sun- 
beams" of that church raised for the Baptist Orphanage, $1,35. 

The Woman's Mission Society of Rutherfordton church 
contributed for Foreign Missions, $10.21; for Home Missions, 
$10.21, and sent a box of clothing to a Home Missionary 
worth $12.00. 

The item of eleven dollars reported for other objects, was 
given byRev.C.C.Gower for Student's Aid Fund of Louisville 
$10.00 and by Rntherfordton church $1.00 for Sunday School 
Missions. 

The collections on Sunday, October 6th, for Bible Colport- 
age, amounting to $20.25 is on hand ready for purchasing Bi- 
bles and Testaments, as soon as the necessary arrangements 
can be made. All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Albert L. Grayson, Treas. 




SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



CHURCHES. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem, 

Big Level, 

Bills Creek,1894. 

Bridgewater 

Camp Creek 

Catawba 

Cherry Spring. . 
Chimney Rockl894 
Columbus 1894.. 
Cooper's Gap, . . 

Dysartsville 

Green's Creek, . . 
Green River, . . . 

Hall Town 

Harmony G'vel894 
*HenryStationl894 

Marion 

Mills Spring 

Montford's Cove. 
Mountain Creek. 
Mount Vernon . . . 
Old Fort ........ 

Piney Knob, 

Pleasant Grove . . 

*Green Hill 

Pleasant Hill 

^Piedmont 

Rock Spring, 1894 

Round Hill 

Rutherfordton. . . 
Silver Creek ..... 
Stone Mountain. . 
Whiteside Valley. 

*Irvings 

*FlackSch'l House 



SUPERINTENDENTS. 



B. E. Watkins.. 
A. W. Gilliam., 
Jerry Jackson. 
Wm. Flynn 



G. F.Watson...- 
W. A. M. Gibson 
W. M. Silver.... 
C. G. Nanney. . . 
J. P. Arledge. . . 
W. D. Helton.... 
J. D. Taylor 



T. C. Page.,.. 
J. M.Hall.... 
G. M. Walker 



POSTOFFICES. 






Nealsvile, N. C 

Old Fort,.... " 
Poplar Grove, " 
Tyger " 



Trio, 

Old Fort, 



Chimney Rock,' 
Columbus .... ' 
Dimsdale, .... ' 
Dysartsville, . ' 



Poore's Ford, 

Marion, 

'Rocky Pass, . 



B. B. Price.... 
O. T. Baynard. 
J. W. Morgan. 
R. P. Geer.... 
N. J. Rollins.. 
R. H. Moore,.. 
W. L. Haynes. 
G. B. Melton.. 
N C. Lovelace. 
J. L. Owens. . . 
A. L. Rucker. . 



L. L. Deck.... 
T. C. Smith. . . . 
J. A. McGraw. 
J. D.Elliott... 
S. J. Collins. . . 
J. W. Metcalf . 
J. C. Price.. .. 



Marion, 

Mills' Spring, 
Otter Creek . . 

Gilkey 

Rutherfordton, 
Old Fort,.... 

Cuba, 

Ayr 

Green Hill . . . 

Mack 

Rutherfordton, 



Union Mills. . ' 
Rutherfordton , ' 
Mills' Spring, ' 
StoneMountain' 
Grassy Knob. ' 
Green Hill . . . ' 
Gilkey ' 



65 
40 
51 
40 
60 
40 
20 
65 
44 
110 
54 
81 
30 
35 
30 
50 
20 
50 
50 
50 
92 
82 
52 
30 
40 
70 
40 
72 
40 
64 
85 
60 
43 
50 
70 
60 



73 
46 
58 
47 
66 
49 
24 
69 
49 
121 
61 
85 
35 
40 
35 
55 
24 
55 
56 
53 
98 
93 
61 
36 
46 
76 
46 
80 
45 
70 
91 
65 
47 
57 
78 
66 



102 



36 



250 

140 

36 

128 



20 



65 
110 



33 
140 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 



M 

o 

o 
m 



5 00 



1 50 



6 79 
3 17 
2 00 
6 20 



12 00 

6 00 

5 00 

4 65 

4 44 

20 00 

75 

65 



1 30 



4 09 

25 00 



1 15 
4 00 



221 1925 2146 1360 $113 69 $28 25 $141 94 



O 



$ 8 00 



90 



$ 8 00 
"5'96 



1 35 



6 00 



12 00 



1 50 



6 79 
3 17 

2 00 
6 20 



13 35 
6 00 
5 00 
4 65 

4 44 

26 00 

75 

65 



1 30 



4 09 

37 00 



1 15 
4 00 



* Not reported in Associational letters. 

Cooper's Gap and Whiteside Valley each report 12 volumes in library. 



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MINUTES 




jfty-sixtti Annual Session 



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Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



Church at Green River 

POLK COUNTY, M. C. 

October i, 2, 3, and 4 

1896 



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XE:zr SESSION -^ . 

'\Vill be held with the Montford's Gove Church, 16 miles N. ai 
Kutherfordton, and miles TV. of Thermal Gity, on O. R. &: 
C, K. R., beginning on Thursday before 'the first Sun- 
day in October, ''1897. _1 



THOMAS VILLE, N. C.: 

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" 1896. "^ 



' OFFICERS. : 

Elder M. M.IjAI^^drxjm, Moderalo?:,^ MaiTion, N. C 
AlbertIv. Grayson, Zr^r/^?<^;xTv^utherfordton, *' 
Adin L./EucKER, Clerk, ...... .Rutherfdrdton, 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Elder C- C. Case,. ... . . .\ . . ..:. Columbus, Polk county, N. C. 

'" J; R.DeInton ."..... ..Dysartsville.r McDowell county, '*' 

" \.H. P. HAiiRli^LV- -v.. forest City, Rutherford county, " 

*' B.B. Harris...... ..Dysartsville, McDowell county, ' *' 

" Elbert Jackson. ..... W . . . . . . .Turner, Polk ^county , " 

•• .0. JB. Justice. . . ..Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, '' 

•' T. B. Justice, " . *'•■ • " '' 

• ' W. H. Logan. ..... . . . , . . . ..Ayr, Rutherford county, ' ' 

" A. B;>lASHBURN......Nealsville, McDowell county, " 

" J. L Moffitt...... Stone Mountain, ' " " " 

" M.M.Landrum. ......... ..Marion, " " '' 

' ' J. C. Sorrels . . . . [ . . .... . . Neals ville, " " " 

*' G.W.Settlemire.. ...... .OM Fort, '.' . " '' 

' '* E. L. v-Taylor. V . - . . Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, ' ^ 

•v Z. T. WHITESIDES......7. .. ..Uree, : . " ; *' '" 

'' C. E. Go WER...... ..r.'.'.Lincolnton, Lincoln county, "" 

" W.M. Whitesides, Rutherfordton, Rutherford " " 



LICENTUTES. 



J. M. Taylor Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N. C. 

M. a. Harvey ..'... .Old Fort, McDowell county, ' ' 





ROCEEDINGS. 





Green RiTOR Baptist Church, ) 
Polk County, N: C, Oct. 1, 189G. ( 

ie^ft3^-sixth annual session of the Green River 
Baptist Association convened with the church at this 
X^lace at 11 A. M. to-day, • . ^ '\ '" 

The choir sang- 1* How firm. a foundation." 
M. M. Laridrum read the 94th Psalm. 
Hymn, *' Amazing- g-race," &c.^"' 
Prayer, M. M.Iyandrum leading. 
Hymn, '' HoR; Spirit. " . -^ . 
^■M, : M. Ivandrum preached introductory sermon 
from St. Matt. 23: 21, Isa. 10: 1-4, and Psa. 94:, 20.^ 

After l:his - discourse, ' 'which- : dealt some heavy 
"thrusts .-ao-ainst the ^vils of the liquor traffic, J. G. 
Sorrels led us in prayer. • 

^i Hymn,,'.' That's enoug-h for me." . 

^Remarks W H. JD. Harrill and John Clemons rela- 
tive to the homes' of rnesseng-ers. 

The Association adjourned one hour. 
; Benediction by M. M. Landrum. 

Afternoon Session.. 
-' .■ ' ' ' 

The Association met at 1:30 P. M., and was called 
. to order by M. M. Landrum, former Moderator. 

After sing-ing-,G. P. Bostic, late of China, led us in 
.prayer.'-.' '-; , --.'V-^' \.- " '■ ; - " ,;■". - 

TheModerator -requested A. L. Grayson and J. C. 
Priceto act as assistant clerks. /': - / ^ - ; 

The churches were called/ letters read, and mes- 
seng-ers enrolled, as follows— ministers in italics.: 

hf^\-,l ■ -^ ' ":■' ;/'•'■-.'■ -._,,■,;■_- - - . " ,. 

f^Bethel—J. C. SorreJs. C. B. Morris, J. F. Morg-an. 
?:;J^(?^/i?diem.— W.H.GilliamvG. G. Morgan. ^ 
JBeulah.—A. L. Pitman. » ' ' - - 

Big LeveV^ls. T. Mills, Jerry Jackson, Roland Ruppe. 
f ■■" • •: -> ■; ■ '• : 




irray, H. K. Corp. 



^Bridgeicater.—J. C. Price. 
'}amp Creek.— J.. 'L. Barnes. 

hiawba.^—Q.W, Scttlemirc, ^M. A. Harvey. » 

.brr</ ^jjnjK/.-^Notrepresented. . 

himney J?ocfc— Represented by, lettbr. 

fZcarijCreeA'. ^^Nbt represented /' 

:>oper's Gajj.-^'W . ' E/ -Mills , A. L. _Mc:\ 
?bkt7n5it6\— N. B.Hampt^on. ■ '-. - - . 

^xjsdrtsville.-tlj. G.. Price, J. D.Hogan,E..L.. Walker^ T.C. Dickson. 

Ireen's Creek.^G.' C. Collins: Thos. Tea^'alis; W. I^L Walker - 

PeenjRn'er.—:J. P.- Hester, Wm. Wai^soii. J. H. Blanion. 
tZi' T(nc)i.---Kepresented by .letter.' 

lawiony Grove. — ^T. -M. "Walton, D. G. Brown. 

TerirT/ iSta^ioji.—Kot [represented. 

race^OTiw..— -Represented- by letter. , 

tarion.—M.''M.Landr-u:m.] 

R7Zs' iSj>n>w.— -J.;A..Bucker, J. R. FMilips, L. T. Jackson. 

fontford"? Ocwe. —J. W. Halford, W G. Harris. - 

[ountainCreek.—A.'L. Rucker, W. E. Plack, C. T>I. Lewis. R. P- 
A..P.RiickeT, J." F. Edwards. . — ' ^ 

rou?irTerno?i.— H, A. Harrill, Z. B. 'V.' FreerLia.n. N. S-. Roiins. 

itie Wilson, ,R. M. Wilson. ■ 

>Zdi^ori.— Represented by letter. 

^.mey Kiwh.—rJ . T. Bland. " 

?^eastt?if G^'oi'e.— Ricfi'd Ledbetter, D. H. Hoiiser. N. C. L<<^)velace. 

^Uasant JSill.-f-C^C :Lovelace^ T. C. Hill. ^ 

Jocfc iS^n?7g-^-I.' M. Frady. 

^oim^ JEfiZZ — L... L. 'Deck,"' A. H. JSIanney, J. W/Xannsy, J.. D. 
forris,- A. P. Sorrels.- ' . -% 

^ RutlieTfordim.—C. B.' Justice, H. D. EarrlU, W. M. WhiU'side, T. 
B. J«ist«ce.;aA.''E.' Grayson, A.' J. Nettles, J. M. Toms. 
Silver- 0i'eek.-^Mhert'Ja-ckson;^.l. C. Hill, H. P. Arleo-e. 
xSiOTie-Jtfoun.tam.— -J. D.Elliott, S. B. Grant. 
TwrX:^Ooi;e.^Nbt represented. . • « 

Walnut G^roue.— J- H. Brown. - 
, Whiteside Valley.— S. J. Collins, J. R. AYliiteside. 
Zion Hill.— Not Represented. . - ■ 

Churches not represented 5. 

Mess'eng-eas- present 76. 

Montford's Cove, Mount Vernon a,nd Pleasant Hill 
each ask for .next vses,si on of this' Association; and 
Green.Riverpresents a query. ^" \ , - 

'The' Moderator having declared the messengers 

■present the "delegated . representatives of this body; 

on motion of Iv. L. Deck, the rules were suspended, 

^and M. M. Ivandrum; was re-elected Moderator , an d 

A. Iv." Rucker Clerk by "acclamation. 

.On motion of C.B.. Justice, the rules were ag-ain 






■suspended, and A. Lr. Gra3^soii vv^as unanimoiisl)' re- 
elected Treasurer. ■. <-: • 
'The sessions of this Association were, on motion 
of C/B. Justice, iixed as here^given: 

•Aleet at 9:30 A. M., and spend one half hour in o.evolionul vxev- 
cises. / ' ^^,, , ; - . 

ActjoTii'ii at:12 m. - 
Meet) at;ip.:^jif. 

Adjourn, at ■pleasure. _ ^ 

The. pastor and deacons of Green River church 
were appointed, a committee on relig*ioiis exercises/ 

Goriimiitce on[Fhwnce announced. : A. L. Graj'son, J. D/Morris. J. 
C. Price, A. P. Sorrels. ' •;. . 

The courtesies of the Association were extended 
to visiting" brethren representing any of our denomi- 
national enterprises, to .which' the brethren;. named 
responded : .Elder -J. E. AYhite, Corre.<^pondi'ner Sec- 
retary^ of the State Mission Board ; Elder J. P. Bostic, 
of China;.Elder T. J. .Moss, of Sandy. Run Associa- 
:ion'; 'Elder J. H. Yarborough, of Buncombe County 
.ssociation ;. Elders C. M. Teel and R. J. Tate,:6f, 
Iroad River Association; E^der - A. - T. Jones, of 
ipartahburg Association. '/ - ^^ 

yC. B, Justice, Associational Chairman of the.Board 
jf Missions and Sunday Schools, submitted their re- 
>ort, vrhich was subsequently adopted, as a whole as 
follows: ' - 

REPOI-iT OF THE BOARD OF MI3SI0:TS AND SUNDAY" ' 

• ' - ^ -• SCHOOLS. 

■^ ■ " \ ■ ,- • 

To THE Gkeen Rives Associa'Tion : 

Dear Brethren :— The work of preaeMngf the g-ospel to a lost world 

vis pre-eminently the g-reatest -worlr that the, Lord ever committed to 

■ Imep. or^ ang-els/r. ^ It is -.a work in which we stand., between .a 'jtist "God 

... and a . guilty world, .offering- to the -guilty and condemned a free and 

full-pardoni-or all their. .offences, on condition ihat thej^.will ac-cep: 

it on the Lord's *terms-^seeking.toj3ring the world into subjection to 

the law of grace~ahd. truth,' and to render to God that service a,nd 

praise that is justly his due. ' ■•' - '_ . 

^ The authority,^ command and instruction relative to and applica- 

ole to this work is to .i)e found in. evfery part of God's, word. Our 

Bible is iruiy a Book of .Missions, .and it is only as we go iorward 

preaching the gospelthat we 'are rendering obedience to- our Lord 



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^^Sla^UJi^'- Go- ye, therefore, and teach all nations baptizing, 
^fiTihJ^ame of the Father,' and of. the Son, and of the Holy 
KosL^'— that we are giving the keynote to all Christian living. ». 
^WMTafier the last Meeting of your body the Board met and pro- 
KS^ tomake appropriMions to different points of destitution in 
I^S fMviiTids/of this ^Association. /^ ■- \ ._' _ ^ ; ■ .. ^ ■, 

^marr G W.Settleniire wa5 appointed, for all .his- time to preach 
■pSTHliams'^chool-hoiise, Broad River, Cherry. Spring, and Henry 
^kfioriV&t.a^alary^of $125.00. ■^::'. ^J;-^- .:•• - -^ _. ■/■ • .v 
ll^lder M.-^ Harvey was appointed to Catawba church for one 
Eurthof hisiime at a salary of $25.00. ^. -. - ' _ ■ '^ 
E -Elder J. -G. Sorrels for one fourth .6f : his time at Walnut Grove 
■tnd Tom's Creekr at a salary of SlOO.oOr 

fcrpii^pr M- M. Landrumfor one fourth of his -time at Bridgewatei:,| 
^tf%^ salary • of -$100.0J— one half of which was to be ^paid by the ' 
Kesociation and the reniiainder" by the church at that place. 
K^These brethren report :; ; -> 

[^ Stations occupied. ..... 1 , . . . .^.;. :. . . . . . 14. 

r^ Sermons preached. . . . .' .- ....,...,.' 339. 

£^ .Conversions.. .^ , - 28. 

K^t Baptisms.-; .;' ..16. 

m^- ^ Received by letter. .^ 9. 

^ Received'Of churches on salary ...........!., .^ . .$98. iO. 

E. One house built costing. .... ,. .... 1 . , . .$450.00. 

K- Bibles and Testaments distributed. .....'. 148. 

R:\'*-CoHected oh fields for missions. : . . , .$5.15. , 

K: Sunday Schools on fields . . ... . . . : 9. 

B|, : ;\. " ■ •: ■-. STATE MISSIONS. 

^The Board of Missions of the Southern Baptist Convention has 
Kidtmder appointment, during the year, 98 n^issionaries, preaching 
ko 450 different congregations. These all^report progress and are 
Biopeful of the future of the work. , , — 

fexhere still remains a lai-g-e" destitution in the State which should 
|p© occupied at once. There is enough destitution in the northern 
fflErt of our Association to employ the full time of at least two strong^ 
men. Since the last meeting of this body the churches have contri- 
bute^ to the support of this work the sum of $255.18, leaving $44.82 . 
Btill to be provided for so that we may settle in full with "the Mis- " 
!«l<»naries. This amonut should be raised at once, so that we may 
I'eij'ln the work of the incoming year without debt. .For a statement 
of Ihe amount contributed by the churches to this object, we .refer 
you to the report of the , Treasurer of the Association. 

-" - ^ . ; FOREIGN MISSIONS. ;^< ; 

Durmgr the j-ear ending May 1st, 18'96, the Foreig-n Mission Board 
rf ihe Southern Baptist Conventioli was represented in China, Afri- 
i*, Iialy, Brazil, Mexico and Japan by 86 missionaries, 35 ordained 
jd 75 UQordained native helpers, who supplied 98 churches and 128, , 
It tf t&Uons. There were 735 converts baptized: ' The present total 
tunbemhip is .3801. Contributions on the field, $5553.00. • The Lord 
^mojst wonderfully blessed His word as preached by these, His 

?b4.»8 and brethren tio-operating with the Southern Baptist 




Convention contributed during the year, $11)2,056.15 to this work. Of 
this -anujunt the Women ^s Missionary 'Societie8'gavei$22, 799.55. ' - 

> In addition tq.the foregoing, there have 'been 17 jnissionaries la- 
boring in China in connection with the Gospel'Mission plan. These 
have gone into* the 'interior oT the Empire," are fowing the Gospel 
Bead beside all waters. -There has been contributed about $5,000 dur- 
ing the'past year to the support of the^e workers.T-.Thereiiave been 
baptized iinder'the "labors of these brethren and reistersS- converts. 
Att^e last session of this body, the delegate^ ff rem ihedifferent 
6hurches agreed to try rtd raise for Foreign Missions during the year 
$344. CO.- /^^e' Treasurer's rep6rt wiilifihow that $400.00 hasl^een con- 
tributed to this object besides $20.30 given to GospeLiVlissions. '^Col- 
unibus^'Mills^i/Spring;; vSilver T5reek;^Btone^fMountain5 ;^Iountafn 
Oreek,iand Piney KnolD havemore than redeemed their pledges. 

The Following extract is taken from the last report of the Foreign 
Mission Board to the Southern Baptist ConveDtion: 

During the year Revs. T.'C.^^Britton, L. K.'Chappell, and Thoe. 
McCloy from the Chin5 missions have returned .with their families. 
- Eev! Z: D. Taylor, Ba"hia, Brazil, came home for a' few months, 
and then returned re-enforced ;fwith one of oiir'^Cliina missionaries, 
Miss Laura G. Barton, who was on a visit home, jand whom he per- 
suaded to enter the Brazilian work as his life companion. > 
^Dr. George B.Taylor", of Rome, Italy, came home for a few months 
only. The public have been informed of his sad accident which dis- 
abled him for most of the time he was here to rest; ' ^r ' 

Dr. J. H. Eager, and family, of Florence, Italy, have just arrived 
in this country. This is their second visit in sixteen years. 
• Several t)f the Mexican missiqnaries came over to t^e States, but 
only for short visits^ Miss Lucia Cabaniss^ of the Mexican Mission, 
resigned in October, 1895." ,. • . 

'- . ; ^ ■'. '^'rJ'^Rei/u/rnedtotlie Work. : -, ' 

^ In October, 1895, Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Graves returned to Canton, 

China, and Rev. J. H. McCollum and faniily to Japan; Rev. R. E. 

•■Chambers and wife being sent at Dr. Graves' request. The Board 

"^took this action in view of Dr. Graves' long and faithful service: 

land -also, he gave up the salary for himself and wife. ,Miss E. B. 

|Sale being specially provided for by her Association, was sent to 

Canton, China. Rev. C. E. Smith and family who got home last 

;^ear just before the Convention, set sail'from New York for, Africa 

May' 2d, 1896. They are accompanied by "W. P. Wenn and wife who 

go as our missionaries^ but will get no salary, " ' - 

The Board also reports the death of Sister W. T. Lumley which 
occurred at Lagos,, Africajjon the 18th day of April, 1895; and also 
that of Rev. M. Garsawayy of the Mexican ^ Mission, who died Dec. 
^19, 1895." : . 

v.r"-^ \ . V • HOME MISSIONS. '\ 

-The Hame Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention 
las in charge the preaching > of the Gospel to the destitute in the 
)Ounds of .'the -Convention and in Cuba." *• There ' were under 
^appointihent of this Board last year 411 Ttiissionaries who de- 
lelivered 58,041 sermons and addresses, supplying 1,627 churches 



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and SlatioDS. receiving-.into thjeaame -.by .baptism. 5.G17 and by lei- 
ter 6,672. making the, total -additions 12,28.';/ Churches constituted 
207: houses of Vv'orshi p.built,. 92.;-; / V , ' • '■ -. .. . 

The Boai>d received durin": the^yBar ^75,927.o0. The women of the 
South through 4/heir societies tjontribute'^ ■$33,542.64: tD'thls"- work. 
- During- the past yearlbe churches of this ABsociationhave g-iven to 
this work $10y,16.;'V ^-.;. ■':. / :' , ■'• ' * '■ ' -^- ' 

. SUNDAY SCHOOLS. ' " 

■ Tor a report of the ;progr.ess:and present' condition of tbe-Sundav 
School work, .we would I'efer'^you to the'report of RevjlY, M'. WMbe- 
sidev Secretary of the Sunday School Association, "and also/to the 
reports from tlie dill'erent churches as <*ontained in their letters to 
the Association/ ■v ■ -^ - .1 -. • , ,. • 

-THE FrT.rRa-^ 

- -The future IS rich in promises and possibilities -to and for all de- 
parlmentB of our religious work. Perhaps, never before, has the 
condition of iHfe world for the reception of .the Gospel, been more 
hopeful arid encourag-inp-. ' Never have the -calls to go up and pos- 
se,ss the land'for the Lord God" Almighty been more urgent^ Let us 
as the-peoi:)le of -God address ourselves- to this work with greater 
^iiergy. than ever before; knowing that the day of our opportunity 
is now ^far spent, and that, even to-day, the sun thereof is going 
down behind the western hills; and that soon the twilight hours of 
death will release us from our, responsibilities and the voice of .a 
mercixul God 'will say to every true" and faithful one: 
• * ' Well done, thou good 'aud-laithfnl servant, thou hast been faith- 
ful over a few things : I wiM ndake t\iee ruler over many things, enter 
thou'intothe joy of thy Lord. ■ V C. B.' Justice, 

. S \ -^- Chairman Jjoard of Missions. 

.A. L. GeaysoNj Kccreto?-?/. :' ' "^ -, 

On motiorx of J. C. Sorreis, the above report was 
made a substitute for those usually submitted \ by 
committees , on State, Home and Foreign "Missions, 
aiid that on'Sabbath Schools. ' 

^So much of the foregoing report as relates to State 
Missions was. made special order for 10:30 A. M., and 
that of Poreiorn Missions for 2 -P. M. to-morrow.' 

G. P.: Bostic announced that he in his Chinese cos- 
tume, w^ould address the people at this place at .7: 30 
to-night. " ■■ : ""■ ' • 

Adjourned to -9: 30 A. M. to-morrow. 

Benediction by J. E. White. . 







SECOND day—Morning Session. 

Friday, .October 1, 1896. 

^^'*The^%ssociation met at 9:30. Hj^mn, ''The un- 
clouded day." ^ , . . ■ . ' ■ ■ . . , x 

. J. !H. -.Yarboroug-h read the 94th Psalm and con- 
ducted the devotional exercises, in which A. T. Jones 
participated. .; • 

The.vModerator called the Association- to order at 
li^o'clock, '. :, - . . . 

Churches not represented, ^^esterda}^ were ag-ain 
c3Med,'^'y '■;-,„ :•■;':,,'■;■-" '- • -, :■ , , \' -"'•■- 

O. W. Settlemire and M. A. Harvey were enrolled 
as messeng-ers from Catawba; and the letter from 
Green's Creek was received, read by the Clerk, and 
messengers enrolled. ; - 

'/The 'minutes of 3^esterday were read, /corrected and 
approved— it being ordered that the names of all ab- 
sent messengers be strick-en from the toU. 

The Moderator announced the following committees: 

State c^ Bdigion— 'Elbert 'J &ckson, W, C, Morris, W. G, Harris, 
W. E.;iMill6;i^.'M.' Price.. 

Temperance — J, G. Sorrels, R. P. Geer, H. A. Harrill, L. L. Deck, 
2^.T. Mills. - ' - . ' 

Education— T. ^, Justice, J. L. Barnes. • N. B. Hampton, J. H. 
Elanton^T. Mr Watson. . V ' ■ ./ 

On:»/i'ana^6— W. M. WMteside, W. H. Gilliam, A.-.L. Pitman,. P. 
C SMtle, J. A. Rucker. ; " • 

Deceased 3ii?iisters—G.W. Settlemire, S. B." Grant, S. J. Collins, 
J, H. Brown, H. P. Arledge. 

-Ministerial Helief Board — A; P. Rucker, J. T. Bland, Rich'4 Led- 
bitter, C: C. Lovelace, I: M. JFrady. ' » "■ - . • 

. dominations to State and S. Br CJonventions—lsl. A. Harvey, J. F. 
JMorg-an, Jerry Jackson, Elijah Frady, A. L. McMurray. 

A^odaiional History— Z.B.'Y, Freeman, N. C. Lovelace, J. F. 
Edwards, L. T. Jackson,'-J. W- Half or d, 

• ^dominations of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools — A. J. Net- 
tles, G. G. Bradly, Edmund Foster, H. K. Corn,- Beattie Wilson. 

Visiting brethren 'accepted the courtesies of the/ 
bod}^ as ^follows: Archibald Johnson, representing 
the Orphanage ; O.-T. Smith,' representingf the Bib- 
lical Recorder ; Elder W.T. Tate, ol Saluda (S. C.) 




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association; Elder S. A. Bridges, of SandV Run 

association. ; . / .1, ■ ^ a 

Ml^he hour having 'arrived for the special order — 
llate Missions-— C.B., Justice asfainrjead that pat t of 
Be^report :of V the rJBoard of Missions and Suadiy 
Schools relating to -this subject.. 

^.■E. White undC.B. Justice addressed' the^ Asso- 
fation, when the following amounts were pledged by 
'le brethren for' , 

STATE KnSSIOXS: ' 



-Bethel. .V... ..$2500 

Big Level 3 00 

Bridg-ewater . . : 10 00 

Cherry Spring 2 00 

Columbus^. . . : ^ .4 00 

Green's Creek 2 00 

Hall Town........... 2 00 

Marion. 2o 00 

Montford's Cove. 3 00 

Old Fort: ................. 10 00 

Pleasant Hill 4 00 

Rutherfordton . . ... 90 00 

Stone Mountain 2 00 

Whiteside Vallej^ . . . 2 00 



Bethlehem ; . .$10 00 

Bill's Creek , ' 5 00 

Camp -'Creek. 2 01) 

Cooper's Gap H 0^ 

Dysartsville V 2 (K> 

Green River , '2 00 

Harmony Grove 5 00 

Jvlills' Spring- 2 00 

Mountain Creek 2") 00 

Pleasant Grove ....-.., 2 00 

Round Hill. : . . . 2o 00 

Silver 'Creek ........... 2 03 

Walnut Grove. . / 10 00 

M. A. Harvey ^ . . . . . 1 OJ 



.Total- ..,, .\......S2T5 00 

J. C. Sorrels spoke of the needs of the new church 
at Walnut Grove, when a collection followed for their 
relief amounting- to $22.07.^ ' ^ - ; 

Committee an Periodicals— O. T. Smith, Archibald Johnson," J. H. 
Yarborough, T. J. Moss, C. M. Teel, R. J. Tate, A. H. Jones. 

Adjourned one hour. Benediction by W. T. Tate. 
Afternoon Session.. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment. 

Hymn, *VThefe is a fountain,'' &c. 

Prayer;by C. M. Teel. : / ^ 

The Association w^as called to order by the Mode- 
rator. V.-\ . ; ■' . ; ~ ■:■"■.--'■. : ' ■ ' ■' 
. Announcement: W. T. ^-Tate will preach at the 
stand at once. - V 

So much of report of Board of Missions and Sun- 



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day Schools as relates to Foreigri ^Missions^'as re- 
read bv C.;B. Justice 'and discussed by himself, G. 
P. Bos^tic and J. E. White. 

H. D. Harrill offered the following" as an vamend- 
ment to that part o£: the report of -the Board of Mis- 
sions and Sunday Schools now under consideration : 

Besolved, ^hat ^his ABSociation 5 instruct the Board of vMissions 
and Sunday Schools, in connection ^vrithC. B. "Justice, "Representa- 
tive of the F.'M.. Board of the Soutfiern Baptist Convention,' to 
make an earnest effort to raise during- the next year from tlie churches 
composing- this body not less than $400 for Foreign Missions. 

After remarks by G. P. Bostic, J. E. ^Vhite, A. L. 
Grayson and C.B. Justice, the resolution was adopted. 
Archibald Johnson read the ' 

^ REPORT ON:PERIODIGALS. ' 

'-* \ '-'■.■ ■■ ■ 
Knowledge must precede zeal. As our people are informed in the 
same proportion will they be efiBcient in christian work. The Bibli-4 
valJRecorder hsis stood for more than sixty years a loyal sentinel on 
the walls of our North Carolina 'Zion. ^ During allits long career it 
has ably defended and promulgated Baptist principles. It is stronger 
now than ever before, r We heartily commend it to our brethren as 
being- <>ne of the ablest and soundest papers in the South, and worthy 
cf the support of every- Baptist, v 

Charity and CMldnreri is the organ of our Orphanage. Its aim is 
to furnish Buch information as may be helpful to this great enter- 
prise, and enlarge the number of g-i vers. ' 

We would call special attention to the rates offered Sunday schools, ' 
^^nd recommend the plan to the consideration of our superintendents. 
We "also recommend the N. C. Baptist, the Foreign Mission Journal, 
and the Sunday school literature of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
ticn. /' ^ O, T. Smith, - - 

AncHiBALD Johnson, 
' J. H. Yarborough,v 
CM. Teel, . 
A. T. Jones, 
-^ T. J. Moss, 

R. J. Tate, 

" - Committer. 

On motion to adopt, O. T. Smith, Archibald John- 
son and C. B. Justice spoke to the report, which was 
adopted. - - ^, \^ , 

After various announcements,- adjourned to 9:30 
to-morrow.^ ^ 

Benediction by J. E. White. 



^HIRD DAY— Morning SeI 

Saturday, October 3., 1896. | 

TH e 1^ ss o'ci ati on m e t ^t 9 : 30 . 

'^Bring-ing" in the Sheaves" and " W. C, 
: Song '^ were sung, c ' : 

T. J. Moss read:St. Matt: 20 : 1-16^ and conducted 
devotional exercises, assisted b}^ Elbert Jackson. 

W..H. Gilliam, G. P. JBostic, J. E. White and' M:" 
M. L/andrum discussed the subject of pra3^er; whenV 
'on "^motion of E. E. Deck, the churches were advised 
to spend one half hour. in devotional exercises imme- 
diately preceding the-^hour of preaching at their Sat- 
urday meetings. ^ 

The Association v\^as called to order at 10 o'clock. 

The minutes of yesterda3rwere read and approved. 

The report of Historian, and that of the Gommittee 
on Associational History, were read bv' the Glerk, 
and; after remarks, by himself and M. M. Eandruni, 
adopted. ' ' ' , - , . 

HISTORIAN'S REPORT. - 

"" Dear Brethren : — One church only has complied with the recom- 
mendation of your body at last session. ' J 

The church at Big Level, Polk county, X. C. , early in this year 
took action in this matter by the appointment of brother R. L. D. 

.' Gilbert Historiany who subsequently prepared a sketch of that, 
church and forwarded same to me. This has been copied,, with such 

^chang•es in phraseology and arrangement as was thought necessary, 
into a book provided for the purpose ; and is subject to any order 
you may choose to make, or to such reivsion as you may designate. 

_This is an important- subject, and should receive' the immediate a,t~ 

' tentionof the churches, that the facts thus obtained mayvbe put in 
such form of preservation among the archives Of the - Association 
as to be readily obtained at such time as the brethren maj'- elect for 
their publication. ^' :''■.'" ' 

A. L. RUCKER, Jlistoriun. 

. REPORT O^ COMMITTEE ON HISTORY. ' ■ 

Concurring^in the foregoing report -of Historian,^ we \^ould em- 
phasize the importance of your recommendation at Round Hill last 
year, as appears from the record on page -11 of the miniites. " 

The churches should act promptly in appointing a suitable brother . 






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in each church to vrrlte its; history, and forward Bame'^t an -early 
dav to the. Historian. • - \ " : ^/ - \ 

' ' ' '■ ■>:, . ;■■ Z/'B. :V; Freeman,,.- 

'''■/■ - ■ ' L.T... Jackson; , - 

^-'jr./F. Edwards,- " 
' N,' C- Lovelace, 
^ J.;W. Halford, 
^ -.'' ' , Commitiee. 

vw dCp m mi ttee on: 'i ime , Place and Introductory^ Ser- 
on for next session announced by/Moderatoi^: :. - 

Ccmmitiee—C. M. -Lewis, T. C. Collins, L. G. Price, 'C.B. 
Porris, J. M. Toms, R. M. WUson, T. C. Hill, J.; W. Halford, J. 
/'Hester..; .,'■',■ -. - .- ',-_- • T ■ :' 

".The Orphanag-e was made the special order for. 
10:30 on motion of H.' D. Harrill. '^ - 
T. B." Justice read the report on 

"^ '■ .^ '^■" -ED,UCATION.:;'; ,:-.;v -^:; 'r . _ 

- Your Committee on Education report as loll'ows" ' '- :'.r ^ 

We regard education as a .mighty power for good, when properly 
used in the furtherance of -our denominational ^ork and the upbuild- 
ing of the kingdom of our Messed JVlaster. ^' ■ '•,_.- ' :> f ~, 

"\Vhile we' appreciate and commend a collegiate education in all 
case's where such advantages""- are -attainable, we .fully recognize the 
fact that the fundamental principles and the intermediate develop- 
ment of the rising generation in primary and' jjreparatory schools 
should be cautiously- and zealously guarded against the implanting 
of wrong ideas and frivolous impressions. We regard >the moral 
training of the inind and the sowing of the -seeds of truth as para- 
mount objects in the education of both males and females. 

We would rejoice to know that every school of whatever grade, 
and for whatever sex or race, was permeated with christian influ- 
ences and devoid of clubs or organizations for amusements or other- 
wise, whose tendencies are toward ungodliness and frivolity. - f 
: We believe that christian educatiomis above all other forms, and 
that christian schoois-and colleges should be sustained and patron- 
ized in preference to any secular or State institutions. 
•We recognize in Wake Forest College .a powerful aid to worthy 
pung men who strive to attain to a higher plane of christian use- 
ulness ; we endorse its management als judicious and its iniuences 
as wholesome and elevating. We recommend to pastors and churches 
that they- do all in .their power to strengthen this, our State denomi- 
national institution of learning. • ■ ■ .. -■^,;': -, 
; We regard roinisterial education as important' among- the objects 
which our denomination is fostering, and advise that no"^ church or 
astorfail to send up a substantial token of their remembrance.- " 
'We are in full sympathy_with the effort to complete .-and equip the" 
ap'tistFemale Univ-ersity now in course of cons'truction,and believe 
at it is just and fair to'ihe women of to-day, the wives 01 the future, 
and the mothers of unborn generations, that we, give of our means 




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and Influence to the completion and suocesB of this great institution. 

T. B. Justice, 
J. L. Barn:es, 
N. B. Hampton, 

J. H. Bl ANTON, 

G. M. Walton, 

CmnmiUee. 

,\ ; ' '" - ' , V 

After,^emarks bvT. B. Justice and J,H. Yarboro, 
the report was adopted. ■ V ' V 
"W;M. Whiteside read the 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE, 

Your eommittee beg- leave to submit the following: 
Among- other objects of our care, we believe that our Baptist State 
Orphanage should receivea warnt place in our hearts. . - 
'When "we remember Jihat every child born into the world will prove 
n-lionor or a dishonor to God; and, furthermore, when ive remem- 
" \that the influences thrown around that child will have a great 
1 to do with what he makes of himself; and when we remember 
obligations to care for the poor, we must confess that the Cr- 
anage should have a warmer place in our hearts than it seeming- 

tdoes.-": --■- ■ . . - ,- '_ ■ .-;-;-;..■ - ;'-^.:>:/ .;:-'.■.--; ■::/ 

We have now at the Orphanage from 140 to 150 children, and 
" ers seeking admission. It is hoped that the Central Building, 
^ bw in process of construction, will be completed by Christmas, 
when we will be able to care-— Bro. Johnson tells me— for 200 chil- 
dren. Brethren, what are we going to do ? - - ^ < 
We advise that the churches all support, this work liberally. 

W. M. Whiteside, 
A. L. Pttman, 
., W. H. Gilliam, 
P. C. Shitle, 

J. A. RUCKER, 

' Committee. 

Pendering- motion to adopt,- the report was spoken 
to by W. M. Whiteside, Archibald Johnson and C. 
B. Justice. The adoption of the report was followed 
y a collection for its object of $19.54. The messen- 
g-ers present furthermore pled^ed^themselves to se- 
cure at least one annual contribution from \their re- 
spective churches for the Thomasville Orphanag-e. 

That part of the report of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools. relative to Home Missions was dis- 
cussed b}^ C. B. Justice', and the following- pledg-es 
were secured for 





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HOME MISSIONS. 




Bethel ..'.$ 5 00 

fii^ Level. ^, 2 00 

'"ridgewater .". . . 5 00 

' tawba 50 

oluinbue. - .' 2 00 

Hall Town. . 1 00 

Montford's Cove 2 00 

OldjFort.. 5 00 

Round Hiir :.. 4 00 

Walnut Grove. 1 OC) 

Bethlehem 5 00 



Bill'B Creek .$ 2 (X) 

Camp Creek. 2 00 

Cooper ' 8 Gap 1 ih) 

Green River .; . . . , 1 (X) 

Jvlarion .i :'.i 10 00 

Mountain Creek 15 00 

Rutherfordton 33 00 

Stone Mountain. 1 (M) 

Total.......' ,.$97 50 



Ajourned one hour. Benediction by C. B. Justice. 
Afternoon Session. - 



The Association met pursuant to adjournment, and 
after sing^ing-,.''! g-ave my life for thee," "was called 
to order by the presiding* officer. 

T^eport of Committee to Nominate Executive Board 
of Missions and Sunday Schools was read by A, L. 
Rucker, and adopted: " 



10 



rf EXECUTIV£ BOAUD OF JttlSSIOXS AND SUXDAY-SCHOOLSI. 



/^Chupches. 

► tluldtl ^.,. 

lig Level 

ii1l'6 Creek 

IhimDey R )ok-... 

Jooper's Gap ...,. 

5olumbu8..., t*,. 

■reen'p' Creek,..!. 

^reen River^ 

Lpntforri's Cove.. 

*4Dey Xnob 

'Iea8ani Grove.., 
Rock 8priDg....:.. 
Rutherford ton ... . 



Names 



Silver Creek........ 

White Odk ... 

Whiteside Valley. 
Bethel.^;.::... ...... 

Bethlehem... 

Bridge water ..... 

Camp Creeis: ......'. 

Catawba.............. 

Clear Creek.. 

Cherry Spring...... 

Dysartsville 

Harmony Grove.. 
Hall Town........... 

Macedonia........... 

Marion; |..., 

Mountain Creek.. 
Mount Vernon....; 

Old Fort.........:.:.. 

Round Hill...:..... 

Zion-Hill 

Turkey Cove......:. 

Walnut Grove 



JobhUH Piinian.. 
Jerry Jackson... 

J F. Logan.. 

W^ M. Henderson • 

H K. Corn .._...'. 

Gray B. Hampton 

J. J. Green 

T. C. Page 

L. D. Hemphil! 

J. F. Bland 

H. M. Whiteside... 
C.B,/ Justice ...:... 
A. L. Grayson... ■.. 
W. L. Lynch........ 

T. C. Smith....: 

H.T) HarriU 

M. McBrav^r 

J. M. Toms......... 

J. S. McCraw. 

J. A. Thorn. .::..:^ 
John Thompson.... 
Z. Z. Morris......... 

A. W. Gilliam..:.. 
J. t:!.Trice.^ .....:. 

B. Biga:erstaff....l. 
M. A. Harvey....... 

C. P. Rader 

W. J. Gilbert. 

W. H. Taylor 

W S Freeman..... 
Jon athan JSalL. . '. ... 

^J. M. Watkins...... 

W._M. Blanton..... 

M. B. Black... 

N.'J. Rollins... 

R. H. Moore 

L. L. Deck.:.......!. 

F. Ledford... ...... 

R A^HoUifield..... 

J. H. Brown 



Post Offices . 

Milib-Spriug, ^. 
Poplar Grove, '■ 

Ayr, '■ 

Chimny Rock '■ 

Dinsdale, ^ '" 

Landrum,,. " 

Oollinsville, ... " 
Poore's Ford,. '' 
Otter Creek,... '• 

Cuba - 

Rath'fdton.... '' 
Poplar Grove, '* 
Ruth'f'dton,.. *' 

a < « 

a a 

ti a 

.li a 

Mills'. Spring, ** 
Mills' -Spring, •' 
Grassy Xnob,*' 

Nealsviller--"-- ** 
Old Fort........ '' 

Cuba............. *' 

Trio '' 

Old Fort, ^• 

Grenlee, *' 

Old Fort '* 

Uysartsville^.. '• 
Rocky Pass, ;. ** 
Marion........... " 

Dysartsville, ; *' 

Marion, *' ' 

Cuba...... '• 

Ruth'f dton,. . '' 
Old Fort, ....;. *^ 

Thermal City, ** 
Marion, ......... '* 

Turkey Cove, " 
Ashford, " 



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We your committee respectfully submit the foregoing- names as 
members of the AsBOciational Board r^f JVIissions -and Sunday 
Schools. ■ ' "'A. J. Nettles, 

G. G. Bradley, 
H. K. Corn, ■ 
Beatie Wilson, 

Committee. ^ 

Report ..of Committee on Deceased Ministers was 
read by S;'j. Collin s^_: : "^ - .' ; ^ 

: ^ ; REPORT ON DECEASED MINISTERS. 

Your Committee on Deceased Ministei'S is glad to report that the 
Lord in his goodness has spared the lives of our ministers during 
the past year, for which we should all praise ^Iiis great name.- 
' ( ' , G.,W. Settlemire, 

S. J. Collins, . 

H. P. AHLEDGE, 

^ - J. H. Brown, 

Report adopted. ■ ' ' . 

The report on State of Religion, as presented by 
Elbert Jackson, was concurred in as follows : 

' ; STATE OF religion: 

- » ^ ' - , _ ■ 

Your committee reports the spiritual condition of our churches 

ig-ood, most of which have been greatly revived. By an exainination 

PDf the AssociatiOnal church letters, we find that there have been 177 

additions by baptism this year, being an increase of 57 over that of 

ihast year. =■'. . . " - -■ . ~ ': ■ _. 

|t Our membership are slowly but steadily getting on a higher plane 

»f christian living. .- : Elbert JApKSON, 

: ' Wm. E. J^Iills^ 

, • W. G. Harris, 

, - , . .Committee. 

C. M.'Ivewis read report of committee on 



Your committee recommend Thursday before first Sunday in Oc- 
tober, 1897;-as the time, and Montford's Cove Baptist Church as the 
.^Lace for next session of this Association. 

' .•»■ We further recommend that C. JB, Justice preacb the introductory^ 
eermon, "with J. C. Sorrels, alternate. - C. M. Lewis, 

' " ' '. - ' , G. C. Collins, 

' ^ L. G. Price, 

^ ; C. B. Morris. 

J. M. Toms, .' 
K. M. Wilson, 
T. C. Hill, - ' 
J. W. Halford, 
- ^ J. P. Hester,' 



Report adopted. (3) 



Committee., 



C. "Sorrels read report of Committee 



on ~ 




-prance and an answer to quer}' from Grt^en Ri 
:hurch. 

J. C. Sorrels spoke to the report, and J. M. WU 
liaras, by permission, to tlKi query. 

The report was adopted, and tlie query ar^swered, 
as here given. ' > . ^ 

TEMPEKANCE. r . 

Your Committee oe Temperance beg- leave to submit: 
We iind by an examination of -tiie letters that 'almost all the 
:^ciiurches are trying to carrw out Ibe temperance resolution pp^ssecl 
" >y,th.is body in 1890. Weare g-lad to know that nearly all thecburche-^ 
Hve^ado-pted .the resolution. AVe, can say truly tiiat the tempferancft 
' lie is gaining ground in our.Association. -' 
[■eladvise «ur .brethren to stand firm on thie question, fcelinz 
[red that we are on theLo*'d's side. ' J. C. Sokriils, 

X. T. Mills. 
R. P. Geer. 
L. E. Deck, ■ 
H. A. Harris, 
, '■ . ^ - . _ - Committer. 

■ ^UERY FROM GREEN eJivER. ' , _ • - 

•"What course should the "churches of tliis Association pursue 
Vith a preacher not belonging to -our Association who sells his corn 
to a distiller, or encourages^ the liquor traffic in any way ?" 

Artswer — This query does not come wdthin oui'" jurisdiction. 

M. A. Harvey read report on - 

: . ' NOMINATIONS. - 

■ To Soutlicrn Baptiat- Convention — J. C. Sorrels; M. M. Landrum. 
alternate. 'Z 1 - , 

To State Baptist Convention — J. C. Sorrels, C. B. Justice, H. D. 
Harris, T. B. Justice, Z. T. Whiteside and W. M. Whiteside: Breth- 
ren A. L. Rucker, Richard Ledbetter and N. C. Lovelace. . * 

M. A. Hajrvey, 
Jerky Jackson, 
Elijah Frady,. 
J.'F- Morgan, 
A. L. Mc Murray, ^ 
— Commitiee. 

W. M. Whiteside^, Secretary .of the Green River 
Sunday School /Association, made his report /of the 
M'ork v^ithin our bounds. . " .. 

After remarks b}' himself, C. B. Justice, W. R. 




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I/ipscomb, I. M. Frad}^ and W. H. Gilliam, and" refer- 
rmg- the reporttoAV.M. Whiteside'^nd A. Iv-JRucker 
for ceftam corrections, th^ report was adopted, as 
g-iveiL at .the end of these minutes. 
^^ .Announcejments for preaching to-morrow made. 
A.T.'Ructer read report on 

AGED MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. - 

Your committee on Ag-ed Ministers' Relief Board would recom- 
mend to the Green River 'Association this ^a one of the many.im- 
jiortant objects oflheir vcare and ^attention,;, and Ave. would further 
recommend that each church make af least one "annual contribution 
to its support. ,' . A. P. "RUCKER, 

I. M. Frax>y, 
R. Ledbettee, 
C. C. Lovelace, 
J. C, Bland,- 
^ Committee. 

Adopted,- , ^ , •. 

It was ordered that the collection. on to-morrow be 



applied to State Missions. 



-By request,'T. B. Justice read report of 

■ FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

' The committee reports $30.36 sent for publication- of Minutes, and. 
. ' i-v^commend that this amount be supjDlemented to an amount sufficient 
';^ to pay the clerk ten dollars in addition to cost of printing same. ■ 
_ ^ A. L. Grayson, 

J. D. Morris, 
' J. C. Price. . 

A. P. Sorrels. - 

Committee. 

After remarks by. X C, Price, R. P. Geerand others 
respecting-^ihe deficit, and a collection of S9.73 to sup- 
plement '-minute f tin d,;, making- a^ total of S40.09^ the 
report was adopted. 

• STATEMENT OP TREASURER. 

The following condensed statement of amounts received since last 
meeting of this Association- is submitted: ^ - ;^\ 

State Missions! , -. ' ...$190 55 

Foreign " ... .". 332 84 

Home. "." . , ^ 7;... 88 34, 

, Yates Memorial. ... .". . .:..,.. -. 15 30 

T^Iinisteriar . Education. .. ..' «^ • 19 05 

' Ori3hanage . . . , .V. ;.V 12 00 



20 

Ministers' Kelief Board 

-Missions 

Total.:.;..:..-..;. 




Gospel -Missions "•>'.-///,! ^^o 30 




Amounts received during the Association to bo rvdianfl a 
plete report submitted to auditing- committ-ee. ^«u» ana-^om- 

^ -, T. C.\Smith and J. M. '^Torns ,^vere upi)6inted' to 
.. audit Treasurer's "final account, which «t^^,.^i;i 2; g^j^. 
' sequent page, and above statement acceptotl " - 

thanks! ' / 

liesolved, That this- Association tender the thank » mi f tVi v» /^ > 
;the members of .this church and the citizens x>t tliiM 4»A>t\ oody to 
the great hospitality i^extended to all members' and vi"K "i^^'- 
ihis session of the Association. . ^^^ ^»^^i8ltors, during 

■ JiHeartily adopted. 

/On motion;.of C. B. Justice, the Aj^sociation ad- 
journed to meet with the church at Montford's Cove 
on'Thursday before the first Sunday i,^ Or-f^-ho-r. 
A. D.1897.:>\ , wctoper, 

While thebrethren sang; "^'Jesu^, lover of jnv soul " 
v^e engaged in hand shaking. . -. " * 

Prayer, C. B. Justice leading. 

. Benediction by M. M. I^andrum. ' : ' 

-A. L. RucKER, Clerk. 



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SUNDAY. SERVICES. 



At 11 A^M.M/M.L.andrum preached in the church-from St. Luke 
16 : 12, "If ye liave not .been faithful in that which is another Tuan's, 
who ehall,give-yo"u that which is your own ?" 

' At the samehourCL.B. Justice preached in the grove , from Rev. 
li: 6 andJIyT^'And I saw another angei fly in the-midst of heaven, 
•having- the everlasting- gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the 
earth,- and to every nation, -and kindred, and tongue, ^ and people, 
B&ying with a loud voice. Fear God and give ;glory td'him ; for the 
our of Ms judg^nent is come: and worship him that made heaven, 
land -earth, and the sea, and the fountain of watg^rs. " - - , - 

At- the close of these ' services a oollection '^as -taken ,ior State 
Missions amounting- to $9.11. ' • » ' 

Thus passed into history- the fifty-sixth annual session of the 
Green Kiver Association. The weather was -pleasant' and the at- 
tendance large from the start, and increasing to the close. -^^ 

' ■ ' Clerk. 



ECHOES FROM THE CHURCHES. 



Griven in their Letters to the Association. 



. Betfcel—^'We are endeavoring to carry out the temperance resolu- 
tion. Pray.-f or us. V- 

Beihlehepi — "We are endeavoring to caj-ry. out the temperance 
resolution.^' _ '■ i" 

JBig Level — "We are carrying out the temperance resolution. ' ' 

BilVs Creek — Has had a grand revival, is hopeful, and craves our 
prayers. V i .. ^ 

Coopers Gap — Trying to carry out temperance resolution. Had a 
good meeting in August, resulting in 20 additions. •"Our member- 
ship is misrepresented.. Brethren, "pray for us.'' •" v- . 

Columbus — The brethren have had a good revival and feel greatlv 
benefited. "Pray for us." - 

' Dysartsville — Adheres strictly to temperance. principles. A meet- 
ing of twelve days in August resulted in 13 additions to the churcTi. 
. Gre&i^s ■Oreek—H.a,s had a good revival, and is enforcing the tem- 
perance .resolution. : . •-, - '•; " . 

Green River— Is trying to comply strictly with temperance resolu- 
tions./- ' • - .. . - ' • -^ V ;' -■• , ' '■ 

• Harviony , Grove— ^ ' We carry out temperance-resolutions. " 

Macedonia — Making arrangements to build a new house of wor- 
ship. ; . '.• - ;. , '' % *--/:^'^ 

ilXarfon— " The Woman's Mis^onary Society of our church has 
given ^2.80 for church improvement, $5.50 to State IMissions, $2.00 
to Yate's' Memorial, and $3.00 to Foreign Missions ; and the Sun- 



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beams hare given t^.GO to Foreio-n MissioDS, and S2.65 to Orphan- 
age."'' ." . ". , ■ . ., - ■ - ■ -. ., -. ■ 

"Montford's Cove — ''We' are striving- to carry out the temperance 
resol-utions. Lono- since, we ; withdraw from twelve of our prominent-, 
members on the liquor question, and are -still twithdra wing-. Yv^e 
had a very interesting- revival in July— many ^conversions and sev- 
eral b-acksliders reclaimed. Still-houses planted- around a church 
o-ives the devil a strong- hold on the church. Pray ior us, that God 
may give us the victorj'.*' . .■- - . . ._ ■■ ^ - 

""^ We cordially invite the Green River Association to meet with 
us nest year.". This request was granted. 

Mfnintrdn Creek — Had a meeting of nine days. • P^esults : ten con- 
versions", eight added by experience, and one by restoration. -The 
church gave $25 to Gospel Missions, and' enforce the temperance 
resolAition. 

Mount Vernon — Had a meeting of ten days, resulting in 25 addi- 
tions and greatly reviving the church. They .ask an interest in our 
prayers. They ask 'for next -session of the Association, but do not 
get it. ' .._ ^' ' ' '-■- ■ 

Old Fort-^We are grieved to\say our beloved pastor, Dr. La.n- 
drum, has resigned. He is great, grand and noble, and loved by -all 
who know him, regardless tif denominational preferences. 

Pleasant jEZiZ^— Carry out temperance resolution. Their invitation 
for next session of Association was denied. 

Pleasant Grove — ^Comply with temperance resolution, and have a 
Sranch Sunday school. See S. S. Secretary's report. 

Pound Hill— ^[^ We are trying to be scriptural on the subject of 
temperance." ■ . . . ^ ' 

Stone Mountain — ''We are endeavoring, to carry out the temj^er- 
ance cause. "_- - . ~ ., . , 

Walnut Grove — " We return thanks to the Association for giving 
us the gospel. We have had the best revival we have had in twenty 
years. We praise the Lord, and take courage. Brethren, pray for 
-us."'; ■" ; i;\ - ' ' ' - "'': ■ ■. - ^ , - - ' ■ 

'Whiteside Valley — ''We -are carrying out the temperance res olu-- 
tion. Had a gfood meeting ^n August, with 13 additions to the 
church. The painting of our house is nearly completed. Pray for 
us."- - ' "^ , ~ 



I 



23 
CONSTITUTION 



This Association -ekall be known as the Green River Baptist 
AssociATiONj and shall^be compoeed of Baptist churches whose 
articleSvpLfaith and conBtituti0ns are in harmony with those of the 
Association, --'-'. _- :" - ' ' ' 

Each chrnich ,8h"^ll be allowed -& representation j)f two deleg-ates, 
in addition to their regular-ordained ministers, and. everj^^church of 
over fifty members shall be allowed one additional delegate for every 
iifty additional menjbers. ■ - - ■-'"""- > 

The primary objects of the Association shall be to. encourage and 
support 'Wake Forest College, to educate young men called of God 
to the ministry and approve^ by the .churches to which* they belong: 
to enc<>urage "education among the. people of the State; tfj support 
the Gospel in the destitute portions of the State and of the Southern - 
Baptist C«mventi on; to send the Gospel to the nations that^haveit 
not; ,.^to encourage the distribution and study of the Bible and a 
sound religious literatur-e: to assist Baptist cburches in- the erection- 
of houses of "worship; to encourage the proper care of indigent 
orphan children and destitute and aged ministers of the Gospel; to 
encourage the organization and support of Baptist Sunday Schools, 
and to co-operate with the Baptist State Convention in all its de- 
partments of labor. . . . •'■ - ' - _ - / ' ;- 

This Association shall meet annually on Thursday before the first 
Saybbath in October. , '> . ''"■' ., 

The officers of the Association «hall be a Moderator,- Clerk .and 
Treasurer, who shall be elected by -the Association, and continue in 
office until their successors are elected. 

The Moderator -sliall preside or . fill the chair, by calling some 
member of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance with 
MelPs Parliamentary Practice. .. . " . 

The Clerk shall record the. proceedino-s, conduct the correspon- 
dence, and j)ublish and distribute the Minutes.- / .. 
-_ The Treasurer shall receive all funds contributed hy the churches 
or individuals to" the objects of the Association, receipting the con- ." 
tributors.for the san^e. and forward all contributions to their proper 
destination, and make a full report of all receipts and disbursements 
to the Association at its annual sessions, and on retiring from his'^'^ 
Oifice turn over to his "successor all moneys, papers and booiis be- 
longing thereto. ^ • , • - . ^. --, 
.There shall be apiDointed by the Association at each session a 
Board of. Missions and Sunday Schools, consisting of one member 
from each church belonging to the Association and'several other 
brethren Jiving in Rutherfordton or its imme'diate vicinity, Jive of 
whom shall constitute a quorum, vv^hich.^during the intervals between 
the meetfngs of the. Association, shall have charge of the various 
interests and objects fostered \by the Association, and shall encour- 
age" the churches -to give liberally thereto ; and shallmakea full re- 
port of it3 work, including such sugges'tions' relative thereto as it may 
think advisable, to the Association- at its annual -sessions. 

The President, or .in case of his death, or^disqu'alification. any 
three members of tlie Board may call .a meeting -thereof . 



,24 



This Constitution may be changed or amended at any annual ses- 
sion by two-thirds of the representatives present voting in the aifir- 
mative. 



ASSOCIATION CO^TNANT. 

Aeticle 1. We believe in ©ne only\and'true God,. and that there 
are three -persons in the. Godhead— ^the Father, the .^Son, -and ^the 
Holy Ghost— and these are one in substance, and equal in power 
and glory. 

Akt. 2. We believe the Scriptures, of the Old and New Testaments 
are the Word of God, and the only rule of, faith and yjractice. 

AST. 3. We believe in the doctrine of original sini 

Art. 4. We believe in nian's impotency to recover himself from 
the fallen state he is in^ by iiis own iree mil and ability. 

'Art. 5.i We believe . that" dinners -are, JusJ^ified in the sight of God 
only through the imputed, righte-ousness of Jesus Chrisit. 

-Art. '6. We believe the saints shall persevere in grace, and that 
they never shall finally fall away. 
'Art. 7 ;• We believe that. Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordi- 
nances instituted ■ by Christ,' and that true believers are the only 
proper subjects thereof . ' . . '" , 

Art. 8. We believe i m mersion is the only spiritual mode of 
baptism. . 

Art. 9. We believe that no ^person has a right .to administer the 
ordinances, but such as are regularly, called and qualified thereto. 

Art. 10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a general 
judgment; that the punishment^of the wicked shall "be -everlasting, 
and the joys of the righteous eternal. - ,- .'" ^ -. 

Art. 11. We, the members of the Green River.Baptist Association, 
agreeing to the above Articles of Faith, do, 'for and in behalf of the 
churches which w-e represent, covenant and agree, and give ourselves 
up to each other in church and Christian fellowship, in order to 
keep up the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace, and to assist 
each .other in all matters _'of distress, and to pray for each other's 
prosperity. ' 



OEBER OF BUSINESS. 

1st. Fix time of meeting and adjournment. . 

2nd. C all for messenger s present without letters from their churches , 

3rd. Call for application for membership in this body. 

4th. Appoint committees on F*reaching and Finance. 

oth.^Recognize, in their official capacity, any present who maj" 
represent general denominational interests. .' 

. 6th. Call for correspondents, xenewing the call at the opening of 
each morning session. . • - ' _x ■ 

y 7th. Appoint committees on State of Religion, State, Home and 
Foreign Missions, Sabbath Schools, Temperance, Education: Or- 
phanage, Deceased ]\IinisterS; Aged Ministers, Nominations State 



m>'' 



and, Southern Conventions, Place and Introductory Sermon of nexL 
Session, Periodicals, &c.,, urging reports assoon as possible. 
8th.; Miscellaneous business. > v,-; . : 

9th. Ordered t/Thatthis Association,.at this session — 1894— appoint 
a suitable man a^Sistorian,: whose jb it shall be to .collect 

such facts as he may |be. able to> do, in. reference i-o our church and 
-_. and associational iiisfcoi^y , and report .the same annually^: until the 
:|:^ame shall have been completed. -' <- 

•Vi-:f "10th. Give an opportunity.. to present the claims of Foreign, Home 
State 'Missions^ -and Orphanage, mth any other general interest 
. Bunported by this body. 
s'llth.-.;Pix time and plabe of next meeting, and appoint the intro-' 
ductory preacher and alternate; also, the minister to preach the 
' missionary sermon. ,_:,'. c • 

12th.' Arrange genferal (or union) meetings. 
" 13th. Appoint correspondents to other bodies. 

14th; Call ior reports of committees. 
■ loth.' Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Convention:^. 

16th. Elect Executive Board, provided for in Constitution. 
-, 17 th.-.; Arrange for printing, distributing 'Minutes, and paving 
Clerk.';-. - ' ; 

ISth. Adjourn. 



¥ 



26 



OBITUARIES. 



Elder W. F. SORKiiLS, «on pfl, F. and Eliza Sorreib. was born 
near. Cuba^;'Rutlierford.coun%,':K/,C., July 12, lSb9. ;He was -bap- 
tized into the iellowehip of ; Tiound Hill .^Baptist Church hy Elder -G. 
W,. Rollins in August, 1874, at the age of-fifteen." He served tliit? 
chunch a& clerk for ^eeven- yearti, and was clerk of the Green River 
Association'for live V^ars. - ^ • - ^ - 

V His'fiducational advantages were limited, Jbut by close applicaiion 
to-Btudy and^-continuons teaching he became a.fine s-cholar. : 

He 3ivas- ordained to the ministry March 5, 1888. 

Beside work-done on the missionary held of the Green River As- 
sociation, he was at diiierent' periods -pastor .of"' the following 
churches within our bounds: -Riney Knob. CamjD' Creek,- Shiloh. 
.DysartBYJlle, ..Silver Creek and "White Oak/ . ■ 

In >1888 he moved : to Spartanburg county, S. C. and became. pas- 
tor of .New Prospect and Camp Call. churches. In -1891 .he was in 
charge of. Green Street church in the city of Spartanburg. He also 
served for some years Boiling Spring, Mount Zion and Mount Cal- 
vary churches. .The last three .named, with New -Prospect, if ormed 
•his field at .the time of his death; ." . ■ - ■ -' 

He was;marriedDec. 26, 1893, to Miss'?\Iinnie Balinger, daughter 
of -A. W.Balinger, of New Prospect, S.C. ^ --' i 

Brother Sorrels 3vas just en'fering .a large field of -increasing use- 
fulness, and w^hile holding a meeting of great, interest at Inman, 
S.rCr, he was stricken with typhoid, fever, ..from which he died Sept. 
9th, 1895. -He^ was ^^buried at., \New Prospect on the following day. 
Rev.jL.'W. Wings, assisted by Elders J. E. Covington, J. Pw. Aiken 
an^R.H. Gilbert jcbndiicted the funeral services from the -words : 
':Por me to live is"Christ, to die is gain.'' 

His physical powers were never very vigorous, and were seemingly 
dAvarfed b3" his superior intellectual endowments. It may J^uly., be 
said of him that in all that ennobles, he was a man. May his con- 
secrated life be an inspiration to many a struggling _.youtb f<jr a 
higher plane of existence in this life with the assui-ance of a hope 
like his in that come. . ■ C. B. Justice. 

H. D. Harpjll, . 
* - Z. T. Whiteside, 
- V Commiiie'i. 



ELDER JOHN HAYDEN TAYLOR, 

Son of. James -and Barbara Taylor, was born in Rutherford 
county, N. C, about the year 1835. - ', 

His educatiohal advantages were limited to a very meagre attend- 
ance to only a few of the common schools, but by the aid of these 
and a close application to reading, he became reasonably i)rofi,cient 
in the use of the English lang-uag-e. ' " . 



He was^twice piarried: first to Susana'Flynn in 1859, who died in 
1>*<(JH, leaving;.;-two children; eecondi:^, to -Jane-'Bradley in 1865, by 
whom he had ten children. These, with one exception, survive him. 

From the -l)estinforniation obtainable :it is^j^ought Jhat he first 
joined the Free Will ;Baptist -churSh, but after 'remaining: a short 
time with these brethren lie attached himself to the Primitive Baptist 
church, 'by whom. he w^as first ordained Jiil^ T, 1866^ the "Presbytery 
c-onsisting of^.W..'H. McKinney, L. Livingston, J. W, Livingston 
and 'John 'Brown.V After preaching lor -the Primitive church some 
years," he -joined the fMissionary Baptist -church; at -Bill's ^Creek, 
when he was agaih'ordained by a Presbytery consisting of T. B. 
Justice, C. B..' Justice and W.-H. Logan. .Prom here -his member- 
ship was transferred - to Montf ord's Cove, then to .Gooper 's Gap, 
and finally to Big Level ^Dec. 22, 1888, of /which ;he may justly be 
regarded as the founder ,~ architect and builder. ■; ^iay'his spirit not 
Te*t watch over the wQriv- of his mind and hands' at this, .place ? , 

He served for diiierent periods the following -chui^hes as pastor : 
Bethel,. Mpntf ord's Cove, Long Hollow j Cherry, Spring,. Stone Moun- 
tain7 Chimney Rock, Oooper'-S Gap and "Big Level. He .baptized 
'into the fellowship of Cooper's Gap during his pastorate about 200, 
,and while pastor of -BigLevel 65 persons, to sarf nothing £>f those 
baptized by him in other churches- 

Bro|:her Taylor -^as about six feet in height, ..having a dark com- 
plexion, deep blue «yes and very blad^ liair, which he wore longer 
than was -the fashion.'^., As a speaker he was an orator^ having the 
nafuralgraces of address without any cultivation ; and when aroused 
by circumstances, appealing to the better^^motiohs of the heart, his 
rzeal and elO"^uence were wonderful., ^^ :; --^^ " . '. , . , '- 

■ He' was'alw^ays loyal to Baptist principles and a strong advocate 
of temperance. / ' ' / 

He -preached Ms last sermon at Big Level from Proverbs 31 : 27, 
"'-Manv -daughters have done virtuously, but thou .excellest ■ them 
all..''"- ; .:. - . - ; r ■ ' 'i 

From this supreme effort he went home and took his bed to rise 
no more, .After suffering intensely for eleven days of pneumonia 
he gave back to God his^:)irit." His death occurred January 3, 1895. 
His remains were subsequently interred in the cemetery of Big Level 
church, which he- had so long and faithfully served,*^ J.-C.' Sorrels 
conducting the services from Job 19: 25, "For I know that my He- 
"deemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the 
earth." C.-B. JUSTICE. 

H. D. Harklll, -- 
.Z: T. Whiteside, 
" Standing Committee. 



PASTORS AND CLERKS AND SABBATH OP PREACHING. 



CJllUUCllES. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah ' 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek. ..... 

Bridgewater 

Camp Creek 

^Catawba, 181)5 

*Cherry SinnDgjlBOf) 

Chimney Kock;. . . . 

*Clear Creek, 1892.. 

Cooper's Gap. . . . . . 

Columbus 

Dysartsville 

Greek's Creek 

Green River. ...... 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove... 

*lTenry Station, '94 

Macedonia . . ; . . 

Marion 

1>:2 Mills' Spring 

)i:\ INlontlord's (Jove. . . 

24 Mounjiain Creek... 

25 Mount Vernoti 

20 Old Fort 

27 Piney Knob 

28 Pleasant Gr(n-o, , . . 

29 Pleasant Hill. ..... 

30 Rock Spring 

81 Round Rill 

152 Rutherfordton . . , . ; 

33 Silver Creek 

34 Stone Mountain. . . . 

35 n\irkey Cove, 1892. 
J(] Walnut Grove. . . . . 
37 Whltt^side Valley.. 
38*Zion Hill.... ..... 






1' 



4 

1 Si 

3 
2 
3 
2 
4 
2 
4 
1 
2 
1 

2 \% A 

1 

9 . 



Pastors. 



r. C. Sorrels. 



A. T. Jones. . 

J. C. Sorrels'. ■■!. 
Mr M. Land rum, . 

B. B. Harris.;... 
G. W. Settlemire 

It u 

Rich'd Hildgin... 
A. J. Hffnsley.. ; ; 

A. T. Jones. .... t . 
T. B. Justice....; 

B. B.Harris..... 

J. T. Moss 

H. D. HarrilR... 
G. W. Settlemire 
B. B. Harris... 
G. W. Settlemire 

B. B. Harris... 
M. M. Landrura 
A. T. .rones.... 
T. .T. Moss 

C. B. Justice. . . 
G.M.Webb.... 
M. M. Landrum 
Z. D. Harrili . . 
H. D. Harrili.. 
W. M. Whiteside 
Z. T. Whiteside.. 
C, J^. Justice. . . . i 



W. n. Jones... 
lOlbert Jackson. 
J. C. Sorrels.;. 



Z. T. WhiL<}sido 
G. W. Settlemire 



Post Omce. 



N.C. 

s.c. 

ft 

N'C. 
(( 

<i 



Ncalsville, 

. u 

Swain's, 

c < 

Nealsville, 
Marion, 
Dysartsville, 
Old Port, 

Bat Cave, . " 

Rocky Pass, *' 
Swain's, S.C. 

Rutherfordton,N. C 
Dysartsville, "^* 
Forest City, 



Oldl^ort, 

Dysartsville, 

Old Fort, 

Dysartsville, 

Marion, 

Swain's, 

Forest "Cityj 

Rutherrord'on, 

Shelby, 

Marion, 

FUcnboro, 

Forest City, 

Rutlierfordton, 

Uree, 

Ruthcrfordton, 



Blue Kludge, 

Turner's, 

Nealsville. 

tJree, 
Old Fort, 



S. 0. 
N. G 

„ " * 
(( 
(( 
It 
(< 

(C 

l( 
(( 
(( 



Clerks. 



Post Office. 



R. G. Goforth 

I. W. Davis. 

A. Li' Pitmarl . ... . . 

r. M. Ruppe.. . . . . . 

W; R.Taylor, p. L. 
J. C. Price......... 

I. O. Clements . . . . . 
W. A. M. Gibson.. 
G. L. Fortune. .:. . . . 
W. M. Henderson. . 

A. Silver . ......... 

W. F. T. Brown... 
N. B. Hampton. ; . . 
Eld- J; R. Denton . . 
G. P. Green........ 

Wm. HineSi 

Robt. F. Hall.;.... 

G. M. Walton 

R. H. Hilliard 

B. E. Watkins....'. 

B. B.' Price........ 

Butler Jackson 

.}.' W. Morgan 

II. Portrum.. . • . . . . 

M. L. Wilson...... 

W. M. Mashburn.. 
J. B. Elliott..;.... 

D. H. Houser. . . i. . 
M. B. Kooncc; . . -. . . 
A. S. WhiteSide... 
.!;< D. Morrisi. * ; . . . 
T. C Smith. ;i:.... 

H.PvAr ledge..;... 

C. M. Nanney 



W. A. BuchanaA 
J. H. Brown.. ." 
I. R„ White.'^ide. . . 
T. H. Reel ........ 



Nealsvillej 
Old Fort, 
Landrum, 
Turner's, 
Ayr, - . 
Gilkey, 
Trio, ' 
Old Fort, 

Chimney Rock. 

Old Fort, 

Dirasdale, 

Columbus. 

Dysartsville, 

Collinsville, ' 

Clover, 

Marion, 

Bridgewater, 

Round Knob, 

Nealsville, 

Marion, 

Mills' Spring, 

Otter Crcpk, 

Ruthcrfordton, 

Logan's Store, 

Old Porti 

Cuba, 

Green Hill, 

Mack, 

Ayr, 

Union Mills, 

Ruthcrfordton, 

Mills' Spring. 

Stone Mountain, 

Armstrong, 

Ashford, 

|Chimney Jilock, 

Craggy, 



N. C. 



S. C. 

N. C. 



^Given in the year named. Not represented in 189G. 



30 



STATISTICAL TABLE. 











i 












Churches. 




^ 


1 


CO rQ 


d 

^ 


' 




(0 






p. 


? 


■2 


1 ; 




r6 

■ 


G) 


1 ^ 


^ 






& 


^ 




^ 


Q 


■ ^ 


S 





Bethel ........ 




3 
1 


1 


16 
1 


4 
1 


'/i' 


103 

45 

. 16 

, 46 

30 


159 
67 
17 
70 

102 


262 


Bethlehem 


3 


112 


Beiilah, . . : 


33 


Big' LfCvel. 




6 

2 


••• 


9 
12 


6 
1 


1 

2 


116 


BilPs Creek 


14 


132 


Biidgewater 

Camp Creek 


"3' 


8 
3 


1 
1 


•••• 


5 


1 


14 

29 


18 
67 


i 42 . 
96 


^Catawba, 1895.... 














13 

23 


25 

28 


. 38 


♦Cherry Spring, 1895 
Chimney Hook 




■ 










51 




a 




4 


1 





1 


11 


15 


*C|^ar Creek, 1892, . 


'■'. ■ ■ 


, i . ; 


. . . 


.... 




.... 


52 


98 


150 


Cooper's Gap 


20 


4 


3 


« 


•i 


.... 


93 


141 


234 


Columbus 


7 


■7 


4 


2„ 


3 




47 


()9 


116 


Dysartsville 


9 


3 


4 


'3 




1 


53 


100 


153 


Green's Creek 


14 


5 


2 


4 






33 


70 


103 


,- Green Biver. ... ... 


"2 
13 


1 


••: 


4 

,1 






50 
16 

39 


'88 
23 
57 


138 


■|^^ffo11 rr^,YT^ -' 


1 


1 
" 1 


39 


^^^Harmonv Grove/. . 


12 




' 96 


^pHenry station, '94 
^Hplacedonia 








1 






24 
31 
44 


10 
33 
53 
66 ■ 


18 




3 




1 

4 
6 


1 


1 

'3 
1 


57 


H^^Iiirion ............ 


1 


84 


"^'mUIs' Spring....... 


4 


1 


110 


JS'lbntford's Cove.", . 


5 


1 


3 


4 


3 


2 


7t) 


141 


217 


Mountain Creek. . . 


8 


4 


1 


3 


1 


1 


122 


175 


-207 


Mount Vernou . 


25 


5 


1 





1 


3 


113 


184 


i297 


Old Fort.... ....... 


1 


1 




2 




2 


11 


26 


47 


Piney Knob 


2 


1 


. . . 


5 


. . . 


1 


27 


52 


, 79 


Pif asant Grove 


1 


5 




9, 




1 


41 


62 


103 


Pli^asant Hill . . 









1 




?, 


()5 


76 


141 


Rock Spring.... 








2 


1 




17 


50 


67 


Round Hill 


9 


8 




9 




2 


80 


. 145 


225 


Rutherfordton ..; .. 


2 


10 


I 


10 


3 


'6 


(19 


96 


1(15 


Silver Creek... . .,. 


16 


.1 




1 




1 


67 


94 


161 


Stone Mountain. ,.'. 


4 


5 


10 


3 


.) 


36 


66 


102 


^Turkey Cove, 1892. 














9 


32 


41 


Walnut Grove. .... 


6 
13 










1 
1 


3 

■ 22 


10 

' 36. 


13 


Whiteside Valley.. 


5 




2 




58 


*Zion Hill, 189a.... 














() 


8 


14 












' 


' ' 




Total. 


178 


106 


28 


136 


39 


40 


1,577 


:.2,645 


4,222 


* Not represented. 





















^' 



SUNDAY SCHOOL SECRETARY'S REPORT. 



Schools. 



Jjethel... 

iB^ihlehem 

Uff Level 

lill's Cr^eek. 

ridgeWater 

|C/atii];> ■,, Greek. 

' atftwba, 1895.. >'..... 
Gherl'y Spring, .IHU."). . . 

ijpooper^'s Gap. 

blumbue. 1894 ....... 

ysartsville ........... 

preeri's Creek. . .' 

Cireen'. River 

;i'Haill Town... 

Tlaftnony Grove 

Henry Station, '94 

Marion .';....... J .... . 

.'Mills' Spring, Est. . . . 

Moiitford's Cove . . 

, ! Moimtain Creek . . 

;. Mount Vernon 

^'Old^Fort 

^''Piney Knob. , 

'.'Pleasant Grove 

Vl'leasant Hill. V. ...... 

'Hock Spring, 1894.... 

■'.Kdnnd Hill, 1895... ... 

' Rutherfordton . . . . ; . . . 

;.", Silver Creek. ......... 

.Stone Mountain 

;.: Walnut Grove. ....... 

';■; Whiteside Valley- 

^■'Plaek's School House. 

■'■Irving'Rr "; " . - 

-! Piedmont " ■" . 

' 'C Pleasant Gro ve-1 iranc 

.Chimney Rock, 1894... 



S u peri iilcudc tits. 



E. G. Go forth. .. 
Wm. 'Silver. .'/. , .■. 
•Jerry Jackson ^ . . 
J. e! Pradv. ..v.:, 
W. P. Hemphill.., 
.John AUcv.. . . : ; . . 
\V. A.M. ■'Gibson 

W. M. Silver 

W.E. Mills;.-:.. 
.1. P. Arlfedge. ; . . 
J. D. Taylor.::.. 
G. D. Edwards.. . 
T. P. Covington. . 
W. C. Wall...... 



Total 



lames l>r(»wn. . . 



JSIealsville, 
Old Port, 
Poplar Grove, 
Urec, 

Bridge water. 
Trio, 
CM Port. 

DiniRdale, 

ColumbuB, 

Dysartsvilie, 

Black v\'Ood, 

Poor's For d, 

Marion, 

lU'idgewater, 



B. B. Price ......... 

O. T. Baynard. Est. 
.). W.Morgan ;-..... 

P. P. Geer -:..;.... 

N. J. Rollins : 

R. H. Moore:-. .. 

W. L. Hay nCs. '....., 
N. C. Lovelace., . . j 
M. B. Koone..': I . . . , 



L. L. Deck...; ... 
T. C. Smith;.....-., 
.r. A. McGraw. , . . 

.). 1. Mottitt. 

.1. H. Brown. .. . . 
S. .1. Collinso./. , 
M:. B. Flack, Est. 
.LAV. Metcalf," . 
Melvin HydCr " . 
D. H.Houser '* . 
C. G. Nfinney. . . . 



Post <;>m(v,s. 



N. c. 



Marion^ 

Mills'/Spring, 
Otter Creek, 
Gilkev, 
Myrtle, 
Old Forti 
Cuba, 
Green Hill, 
Mack, 

Union Mills, 
Ruthei'fordton, 
Mills' Spring, 
Stone Mountain 
A.shf6rd, 
Grassy Knob, 
Cuba,' 
Green Hill. 
Hack, ; 
Green Hill, 
Chimuey Rock, 



■r3 "J 



V ■ 






20 

41 

■Ju 

1U) 

42 

no 
4:^ 

no 

20 
75 
40 
00 
65 
85 
57 
:{5 

()0 

80 
40 
(R 
i)0 
50 
4.! 



220 194:^ 






18 



?.»0 
40 
IG 

32 

'80 

i 12 
2CX) 
.45 
»80 
.100 
96 
■24 
.42 



,90 
",2' 
'.i46 

mo 

200 
100 






5 401 
H,2o 
00 



a 00 



27 2283 



2 05 

2-50 

4) 50 

75 

^ ^.oo 
i2"66 

3 00 

5 00 

:'3'i5 

2 50 
23 34 
' 2 40 

; OS 



o 



1 10 



2 20 



20 00 



50 



4 00 



, c 
o 

caco 

J) 



1 IM 



« 
1 00 



3 94 



10! > 9717 .50 



1 20 
1 00 



5 041281 00 3 2fi 139 05 



(' 40 
7 lo 

'VoO 



n 5>> 

3 OO 

12 oO 

:i o'> 

:. oO 

2 P 

•> r,0 

24 oO 
7 3^ 



5'28 

n 00 

•A 00 
2 00 
I 00 



Prom reports to last S. S. Association it was shown that; of the 824 scholars then reported 420 were/knowii to be church 
lembers. They also reported.53 conversions. By above fatio, in 1943 scJiolarg there won Id be 1002 church member fi. or a 
little lesft than one fourth of our entire membership last year which was given at 4085. • 

. , W. M. WHITESIDE, 

Secreian/ Grmi Bircr .S. S, AS''^ocuUh>n. 



FINANCIAL TABLE 



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$234 75 


m 


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-TT 


m 





^ 


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•VH ■ 


0/ 

$277^^ 


Bethel.............. 


100 00 


133 50 


1 25 




28 55 




13 45 




1 00 


•43 00 


Bethlehem . ' . . , . , 


50 00 






(0 

25 




50 75 

. '^ 25 


I 80 
■ 1 68 




5 10 


i . , . . 


3 25 


1 33 






11 48 
1 68 


62 1 

, ,. 1 ! 


•Beulah.. .,,. i. ...... 












Big Ijevel. . . . . . . ; ; . 


40 00 


8 60 


2 35 


95 




51 30 


2 00 


. 2 '00 


2 66 






2 00 


40 




■ 8 40 
6 50 


, ,59 7 


Bill's Creek....,,.. 


44 10 


' , f f 


1 35 


, 55 




46 00 


2 00 


' 3 00 


150 


, „ . 










. 52 r 


Bridgewator ... .... 


7? ftl 






H 00 


....;. 


79 51 


10 00 


5 00 


a25 OO 








., 2 72 




'42.72 


.122 1 


Camp Creek.. . .... 

*Catawb<j,, 1895.... 

*Cherry Spring, '95 
ChimiKjy Hock: . ... 


40 00 
Est. 1895 


4 00 


5 66 


85 




49 85 






1 00 












1 00 


50 t 










•■ /,: 










Est.a895 












' 


' 












' 




' r 




























...... 






*Glear Creek, 1892.. 


/ 


















1 . ' 












i ■'. 


Cooper'^ Gap..;.,. 


32 05 


12 08 




75 


40 10 


* 84 9:> 






5 28 


..... 






'X, 07 




16 13 


' '93I 


Columbus ,....,... 


""'35 '66 


■'6*45 


. ', .'. 


86 

50 


"2'66 


8(i 
^ \\\ 95 


"4'53 


.3 26 
1 60 


5 00 












9 ( 
60 C 


Dysartsvillt? . ■ , . . . . 










10 09 


Green's Creek. . ... . 


75 00 


13 00 


:'',^' •' 


65 


4 70 


93 35 






3 00 













3 00 


96 '^ 


Green liivpi; .-. 


. 40 00 


,/ 2 05 




2 07 


,.,... 


44 12 


, 4' 00 




2 18 


^ 










6 18 


50 : 


Hall Town....... .. 


. 22 00 


•'2 42 




' 15 


...... 


24 57 


. 2 50 




*80 






2 20 




-' 


f) 50 


30 C 


Harmony Grove. ., 


30 00 


...... 


. » . , . 


45 




30 45 


,8 05 




2 00 












10 05 


,40 £ 


*Henry Station, '94 


Est. 1891 
























)- ■ ■■ , 








Macedonia... ... . . . 


' 52 00 


...... 








' 32 50 








. ■ 






" 




;. * 


32' fi 


Marign . ........... 


150 00 


Z5 00 


. . . . , 


i 60 




170 00 


12 65 


1 (iO 


85 






4 05 


2 56 




30 65 


206 (, 


Mills' Spring- ..... 
Montsford's Cove.^ 


24 42 

'■80 00 
100 00 






10 

I 70 
3 00 


1 -n 82 


' ■i'96 
29 00 


i.6 60 


2 00 

5 00 

41 JO 












2 00 

6 90 

117 57 


26 8 


18 72 






TOO 42 

io;{ 00 












107 1 ?i 


Mountain Creek . . . 


10 00 




1 00 


1 00 


25 47 


220 £ 


Mount Vernon,.. .. 


, 


28 65 


a& 66 


1 75 




(^5 40 


11 00 


1 5 3() 


10 85 










/ • 


27 21 


92 r 


Old Fort. ....,.,.. . 


•V 55ii0 

5(rpo 




. V' 


• 4.) 




55 45 


6 75 


5 00 


2 20 








1 40 




15 35 


70 f 


Piuey Knob.. ...... 


5 66 


, . . . . 


35 




■ 55 35 


1 99 


2 09 


5 00 


i'i2 




1 53 






: 11 73 


67,C 


Pleasant Grove. ... 
Pleasant Ii:iU....'f. 


57 00 
27 00 


5 09 

^7 30 


.,.> . 


1 10 

1 55 




63 19 

85 85 


' 1 00 

3 00 


1 62 
1 10 


3 05 
10 00 


1 00 






,■■ , 




6 67 
16 10 


' 75 8 






1 00 


1 00 


' 


101^ I 


Rock Sprin^j... . ., 
Uound Hill......:, 


15 >0 

75 00 


'iei'76 


'i-45 


45 
1 05 




15 ()5 
100 20 


1 45 
20 00 


V 7 00 


6 00 

20 00 












7 45 
56 65 


, 23 1 


7 00 




2 (i5 


■ * ',' f ,' 




156 '^ 


Rutlierfordton .,. ^1 


200 00 


41 00 


10 00 


. 2 95 




25a 95 


87 00 


67 00 


100 00 


8 00!.:., 


11 00 


1 00 


4Q 00 


314 00 


;. 567 1 


Silver Creek . ., 


. 5(i 30 


■ 


..... 


1 15 


...... 


57 45 


1 26 




10 17 












, 11 43 


'■ 68 i 




>45 05 










45 80 


■ 2 25 




5 33 










'3 00 


10 58 


;,56:,c 


^Turkey Cove, 1893 


Est. 1893 




' 








r, 


















Walnut Grove 


■ ( 


3 00 
70 30 


'2 00 


DO 

60 


450 06 


453 50 

80 38 

2i)03 tiO 




















453 'f 


Whiteside Valley , . 
*Zion Hill,. 1893..:, 


7,45 
Est;.1893 


1 50 


2 60 


5 ()0 


' . 










9 10 


: 89 1^ 












' • ■ ■ • ri 


/ Total......... 


1550 48 


401 66 


63 75 


30 81 


496 80 


235 8() 


118 n 


292 86 


27 12 


••1-^5 


26 7(i 


14 09 


78,47 


,815 58 


$3425 ] 



^Not represented. 



(($5 of this for GoBpol Missions. 



o."> 



Tlit.1 



T.R'H REPORT. 



_, Churches. 


2 ) 2T i 

m. ^^ It: 


1 

1 '6 

. c 
■c 

1 00 


a-. 


•-■ Aged 

g Ministers. 




< 


Bethel ....;. 

Bethlehem . ... 

Beulah • 


28 55 13 45 

■ 4 H9 ■ 5 TO 


r , ■ 


'S 44 00 ■ 
' -9 44 


.1 6.^ 

2. on 

5:00 
15 OC 














Big Level., 

Bims Creek...... 

Bridgewater 

Camp Creek ...... 


i 2 t>0 

20 00 


r2 00 
'"i^-oo 


2 (X)!..... 

'•-j 


--^ 


•■• ...j ■ - 8 40 

-.../ '. 7 00 

42 7'* 


"■'':.'' 


' 1- 00 


:v::j;:::; 


. ;. -M- . .1 00 


Cherry Spring 1 . . ... . 


'2 65 


•— i- - -i--- 




...-■: '2 '^y' 


Clear- Creek. .".. . .J..-..:^ 




i ;" . 




, 


ColiiTnbu^? " 


3 42 


5 "00 








..... 


!'■: 8 42 
^ /5 28 - 


Cooper's Gap.. . . . 
Dysartsville . : . . .. 










■ 4 5li...... 

4 00 i -^ 7t; 


1 60 








i * *>j^ ii 













'■ 6 38 . 




"i"5o 
, 8 05 


3 00 

SO 

» 2 00 












. ' 3 (» 


HallTown.. .. 

Harmony Grove 


. ' - ' 


2 20 








-. ' 5 50 
: 10 o5 , 


I^lacedonia 






..... .1 , 




..... 


. i 


Marion., ;. 

Mm Spring....^. ., 
MOntford'sCoye. . 
Isi ountain - "Creek . , 
Mount. Vernon.^. , . 
Old Fort: . '.. . . 


18 15 

^^i'90 
29 00 
11-00 
12 88 

1 99 
'^ 1 OQ 

3 00 
-l 45 
23v,00 

86. la 

rl ■ tin 


14 66 
.' 03 

41 00 

10/85 

3 70 

^' 2 00 

^■3 05 

8 57 
6 0(T 

20 00 
100 00 

9 la 

<^ 3:-ii 


.1 60 ...... 


1 2-50 

..'... -----■' 




36 91 
5 03 


'io'oo 

. 5 36 

......1 


'i'60 


io'oq 


i"66 
'i'lo 

i oi) 

'i"o6 


26*36 

'8*94 


: -'6 90 
112 30 

27 21 , 
17 97 


Piney-Knob 

Pleasant Grove. . . 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spriner- . -V- - 
^Round.HilL. .,T.. 
.Rutherf ordton , . . .. 


2 09 

:1 05 

1 10 

"t'oo 

69 76' 


2 53 

"i'66 

'2'65 
11 00 


"i'oo 

8 00 


^18 67 ■ 
^ 5 10 
14 67 
7 45 
'- -59 65 
■ 275 92 : 
■ 10 39 " 
'- 6 13 


S il ver^. Creek . : .■ . . . x ^^o 
Stone'^Iountain . ' SO 


..-,... .^...., 




Turkey 'Cove. . .' . . . 


1 ■ ■ " ( 


......j..... 


- 1 i ■ . ■ 




Walnut-Grove . . . . 




-: 1 


:':L.!:'v: 


.*. I' 


; ■,■"■'' 


■■\A"hite*id^- Valley . 
Zion HiU ' 


.3:00 


5 00 

* ■ ID 

97 60 


"2-60 


.-......, 


'-■v\ 




..... 


10 60 

75 


Individuals. . 


i) 50 






5 00 


1 . . 


109 10 


Col. at session. ,. 
Grand total.. . ; . 


31 18 








:■-.-• 


.3118" 


311 3" 


402 3.3I 


10916! 


23 3S 


31 12! 


11 02 


29^24 


^f -917 62 



We have examined the receipt<if -ol A. i.. Grayson, Treasurer-of 
Green River Association, and Sndfchatheiias properlyrpaid-outthe 
sum of $9 17.62,' "as reported. .., ' - T. C. Smlth,.? Auditin-j ' 

•-: . ~ .. . ' ': - J. M. Toms. C ■ CymmY^/cf. 



The eoliections reported above include Sunday's collection Jor 

■ Stat€i Missions. . .4. .......':....',■...*..■ . $<) ll 

"■ Friday's collection for Walnut -Grove .- 22 07 

Avhic-h^Aeiiureh is located bn, the mission iield. 

MaLrlon church contributed, "throtigh its Sunbeam Society, 1 81 

.'Woman's Missionary Society. , . : . ... ........... .,."[' s ■')(} 

PinejiKnob 45hurch, through itA Sunday school ^ . . 6 U\ 

Kutiierfordton church, '' '' " ,, >' ._ ;....... ..'7 r>(i 

Woman; fa*: Missionary Society .:,,,•,, ;; :'. . . ,'98 {\^ '- ■ 

The eolportage fund reported last year has been -invested in 'Bibles 
and 'Testaments to use on the mission fields. When supply iq sold 
additional supplies being furnished, which are sold bv the mission- 
aries at cost priea. -; _ . • . " - 

They have -irindly consented to -act as colporteurs without e^ira 
or are'!' •- TlespectfulJy submitted, _ - \ 

A. L. Gkayson. 



M I N UTES 



OF THE 



FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OP THE 



-J?-(5REEjl I^IVEI^-iK- 



Baptist! i^^^ociation 



HELD WITH THE 



(^Hurcl-i at JVIontford's G^oVe, Rutherford (?!ounty, J\]. (J. 
SEPT. 30, AND OCT. i, 2, 3, 1897. 



SHELBY, N. G. 

C. P. ROBERTS, PRINTER, 

1897. 



M I N UTES 



OF THE 



FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



■OF THE- 



-Ji-QI^EEJ^I I^IT/EI^-if- 



Baptists Association 



HELD WITH THE 



Shurch at J^ontford do^e, Rutherford (bounty, JV]. &, 
SEPT. 30, AND OCT. i, 2, 3, 1897. 



nsTEXix SESsioisr 

Will be held with the church at Pleasant Hill, five miles 
southwest of Rutherfordton, N. C, beginning on Thurs- 
day before the first Sunda}^ in October, il 



SHELBY, N C. 

C. P. ROBERTS, PRINTER, 

1897, 



OFFICERS. 



Wm. M. BLANTON, Moderator, Marion, N. C. 

ALBERT L. GRAYSON, Treasurer, Rutherfordton, N. C. 

A. P. SORRELS, Clerk, Gilkey, N. C. 



Ordained Ministers. 

Elder C C Case, Columbus, Polk County, N. C. 

" J R Denton, Dysartsville, McDowell " " 

" HDHarrill, Forest City, Rutherford " " 

" BB Harris, Dysartsville, McDowell " 

" Elbert Jackson Turner, Polk " " 

'• C B Justice, Rutherfordton, Rutherford " " 

" TB Justice, " " " " 

" WH Logan, Ayr, " " 

" A B Mashburn, Nealsville, McDowell " " 

" J I Moffitt, Stone Mountain, " " " 

'♦ MMLandrum, Marion, " " " 

" J C Sorrels, Nealsville, " " " 

'* G W Settlemire, Old Fort, 

E L Taylor, Rutherfordton, Rutherford " " 

" Z T Whitesides, Uree, " " 

" CE Gower, Lincolnton, Lincoln " " 

" W M Whitesides, Rutherfordton, Rutherford " " 

" J M Walker, " " " " 

" B K Mason, Marion, McDowell " " 

" MC Elliott,: Rocky Pass, " " " 



Licentiates. 

J M Taylor, Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 

M A Harvey, Old Fort, McDowell " 

W L Haynes, Green Hill, Rutherford '' " 



PROCEEDINGS, 



Montford's Cove Baptist Church, 

Rutherford County, N. C, Sept. 30, 1897. 

The fifty-seventh annual session of the Green River 
Baptist Association convened with the church at 12, m., 
today. 

Hymn : "I am Waiting," etc. 

By appointment at last annual session C. B. Justice, 
after reading St. Matt. 13, 1-35 and prayer, and the 
hymn "Jesus Lover of my Soul," preached the Introduc- 
tory sermon from St. Matt. 13, 34-35. Prayer by J. C. 
Sorrels. 

Address of welcome bv pastor of the church, T. J. 
Moss. Benediction by B. K. Mason. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The association re-assembled at 2 o'clock. 

In the absence of M. M. Landrum, former modera- 
tor, A. L. Rucker, clerk at last session, requested W. H. 
Logan to preside until the association shall have been 
permanently organized. 

After remarks by W. H. Logan and prayer by F. C. 
Hickson and the appointment of T. B. Justice and N. B. 
Hampton as assistant clerks, the roll of churches was 
called, letters presented and read, and names of delegates 
enrolled as follows (ministers in italics) : 

BETHEL— J" C Sorrels, A B Mashburn, J W Grayson, C B Morris, 
W C Morris, L L Goforth, J F Morgan. 

BETHLEHEM— N C Jones, W H Gilliam. 

BEULAH— W G Splawn, John Culbreth. 

BIG LEVEL— J H Gibbs, N T Mills, T M Ruppe. 

BILL'S CREEK.— TF. //. Logan, Wm. Flynn,'l. E. Frady, W. R. 
Taylor. 

■ BRIDGEWATER.— Wm. P. Hemphill, J. C. Price, 

CAMP CREEK.— J. L. Barnes, John A. Clements, Geo. A. Guffy. 

CATAWBA.— Not represented. 

CHERRY SPRING-W L Moffett, James M Webb. 



4 Green River Baptist Association. 

CHIMNEY ROCK- Not representecl. 

CLEAR CREEK— A Silver, N Bee Chanan. 

COOPER'S GAP-H K Com, Raider Jackson, A L McMurray. 

COLUMBUS -N B Hampton, James F Ridings, Columbus Jones. 

DYSARTSVILLE— W H Taylor, W S Walker, F L Queen L G 
Price. 

GREEN'S CREEK— Isaiah Rabum, Jno E Smith, Alexander 
Feagans. 

GREEN RIVER— T P Covington, J H Blanton, J A Davis, A L 
Henderson. 

HALL TOWN- John Lewis, W C Wall. 

HARMONY GROVE-L M Simmons, M A Rowe. 

HENRY STATION— Not represented. 

MACEDONIA— J A Arrowood, B E Watkins. 

MARION— 5 K Mason, Wm M Blanton, B B Price. 

MILLS' SPRING— J B Whiteside, J R Phillips, Butler Jackson. 

MONTFORD'S COVE-J W Morgan, J W Halford, J A Wilkin- 
son, M Wilkinson, J A Nichols. 

MOUNTAIN CREEK ~A F Geer, Thos Flack, J F Edwards, A P 
Rucker, M L Sorrels, C M Keeter. 

MOUNT VERNON— Jas J Hardin, Jos C Egerton, E M Morgan, 
W N S Rollins. 

OLD FORT— G M Keeter, J S Bradlev. 

PINEY KNOB-W L Bland, M L Haynes. 

PLEASANT GROVE— N C Lovelace, Richard Ledbetter. 

PLEASANT HILL -Jno M Walker, M B Koone, Lee Taylor, M 
D Hill, C C Lovelace. 

ROCK SPRING— W R Fradv, H M Whiteside. 

ROUND HILL— L L Deck, I P Sorrels, Wm. M Nanney, A P. 
Sorrels, A Nanney. 

RUTHERFORDTON— £; L Taylor, C B Justice, H D Harrill, TB 
Justice, WM Whiteside, A L Grayson, W T Pavseur. 

SILVER CREEK— jE;/6eri Jackson, John Arledge, C C Collins, E 
A Arledge, J A McGraw. 

STONE MOUNTAIN— J I Moffitt, J I Nanney, S B Grant. 

TURKEY COVE-R P Hollifield. 

WALNUT GROVE— Represented by Letter. 

WHITESIDE VALLEY-C G Nanney, P P Parker. 

ZION HILL -Not represented. 

The moderator, pro. tern., announced the annual 
election of officers in order. On motion the rules were 
suspended and the following vs^ere chosen by acclamation : 

Moderator.— Wm. M. Blanton. 

Clerk.— A. P. Sorrels. 

Treasurer. — A. L. Grayson. 

On motion of H. D. Harrill the sessions of the As- 
sociation were fixed as given below : 

Meet at 9.30, a. m., and spend half an hour in devo- 
tional exercises. Adjourn at 12 m. Meet at i, p. m., 
and adjourn at pleasure. 

An opportunity w^as given to recently constituted 
churches desiring membership in this bcdy, when 
letters were presented from the following new churches : 

Eureka, Cane Creek and Sunny Vale. 



Green River Baptist Association. 



These with accompanying papers were referred to 
the following committee: C. B. Justice, H- D Harrill and 
L. L. Deck. 

Committee on Religious Exercises announced : Pas- 
tor, and deacons of this church. 

Correspondents from other Associations enrolled : 
Elders T. J. Moss, J. F. Alexander, Z. D. Harrill and 
Bro. J. W. Smith from the Sandy Run ; J. B. Free- 
man from the Carolina ; and Elder F. C. Hickson from 
the Broad River. 

On motion adjourned until 9.30, a. m., tomorrow. 
Benediction by T. B. Justice. 



Second Day— Morning Session. 



Friday, Oct. ist, i 

The association met pursuant to adjournment. The 
devotional exercises were conducted by T. B. Justice. 
The body was called to order by the moderator. 

On motion the reading of yesterda3^'s proceedings 
was dispensed with. 

The roll of messengers was called and absentees 
noted. A few churches not represented yesterday present- 
ed letters, which were read and messengers enrolled. 

The committee on New Church Organization re- 
ported as follows : 

We, the committee appointed to report on the advisability of re- 
ceiving into the association the newly constituted churches of Cane 
Creek, Eureka and Sunny Vale, having investigated the matter, and 
having taken into consideration all the facts, recommend that they 
be received and their delegates enrolled. 

C B JUSTICE, ) 
L L DECK, \ Committee. 

H D HARRILL, j 
Committeeman Harrill not signing as to Eureka. 

On motion the report was adopted and messengers 

enrolled as follows : 

CANE CREEK— W F Jones, J M Gibbs. 
EUREKA— Z T Whiteside, A S Whiteside. 
SUNNY VALE— J P Padgett, Isaiah Ratcliff. * 

A. L. Grayson read as follows : 



G Green River Baptist Association. 

Treasurer's Condensed Report. 

Received since last meeting of this body : 

State Missions, $158 03 

Foreign Missions, - 273 87 

Home Missions, 30 27 

Home Missions Box, 39 95 

Ministerial Education, .— 1 00 

Orphanage, 43 16 

Sunday School Missions, 2 83 

Aged Ministers, 5 00 

Miscellaneous, 13 60 

Total, |567 71 

The above and amounts received during the session of this asso- 
ciation to be submitted to auditing committee. 

A. L. GRAYSON, Treasurer. 

Committees announced by moderator: 

Finance.— A. L Grayson, E M Morgan, E A Arledge, A P Rucker. 

Orphanage -H D Harrill, JB Whiteside, G MKeeter, Lee Taylor. 

Deceased Ministers — Elbert Jackson, W L Bland, S B Grant, "Wm 
M Nanney. 

Aged Ministers— J C Sorrels, R P Hollifield, C G Nanney, N B 
Hampton. 

State of Religion — John M Walker, Joseph C Egerton, M L Sor- 
rels, N C Jones. 

Temperance— T B Justice, Butler Jackson, H M Whitesides, T P 
Covington. 

Education— W M Whitesides, W H Taylor, L M Simmons, J W 
Halford and W C Morris. 

Missions — C B Justice, J H Blanton, C M Keeter, C Lovelace. 

Nominations to State and Southern Baptist Conventions — J W 
Morgan, L L Deck, T M Ruppe, John Culbreth. 

Associational History — Z T Whiteside, Wm P Hemohill, H K 
Com, W C Wall. 

Nominations, Board of Missions and Sunday Schools-J L Barnes, 
A Silver, J S Bradley, J H Gibb. 

Nominate Members of Board of Sate Missions — M D Hill, L L 
Deck. 

On Time, Place, Introductory and Missionary Sermons- A L Gray- 
son, W P Hemphill, J W Morgan. 

The report of the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools was read by the chairman, C. B. Justice. 

Annual Report of the Board of Missions and S. Schools. 

To the Green River Association: 

Dear Brethren :— It is with profound gratitude to Almighty God 
that we submit to you this our Annual Report. God has of His in- 
finite goodness and mercy, in a wonderful manner, poured out His 
Holy Spirit on us as a people during the past year. Many of our 
churches have enjoyed precious seasons of revival which have result- 
ed in the conversion of a large number of souls. In manj/ instances 
the membership has been increased by additions that are valuable, 
and that will doubtless be helpful in the years to come. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

At the first* meeting of the Board after the last session of the 
Association Bro. J. C. Sorrels was appointed for three-fourth ofhig 
time, to preach at Walnut Cove, Clear Greek, Toms Creek, Turkey 



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Cove, etc., at a salary of $150.00 in addition to what might be paid 
him in the field. We also appropriated $25.00 to the support of Bro. 
W. M. Whitesides at Cherry Spring, and $50.00 to the support of the 
pastor at Bridgewater. Brethren Sorrels and Whitesides have put 
in full time on their fields, while Bro. B. K. Mason has labored seven 
months at Bridgewater. Bro Sorrels has preached 126 sermons and 
baptized 11, conversions 25, re-organized one church. Bro Whiteside 
has preached 22 sermons, conversions 6, and baptized 4. The churches 
at Clear Creek and Cherry Springs are arranging to build houses of 
worship. The outlook on this field is encouraging, the prospects are 
bright and full of possibilities. There has come into the hands of 
the Treasurer, since the last session of your body, for this depart- 
ment of our work $158.03, deducting this amount from the amount of 
appropriations for the present year leaves $204.12, and the $94.00 debt 
brought over from last year there remains still to be provided a de- 
ficiency of ^140.00. This amount ought to be raised at once so that 
the work next year could be commenced free of debt. Bro Sorrels 
is willing to accept the appointment for all of his time as missionary 
on the field where he has been laboring, and owing to the extent of 
the destitution and the fact that one man can not supply all the 
points at which regular services ought to be maintained, it might be 
well to appoint another missionary on this field for at least a part of 
his time. While it has been a year of prosperity to our churches at 
home, the Lord has crowned the efforts of our Boards and the labors 
of our missionaries with success. As we review the work of the year 
and note the results, we can look up and sing : " Praise God from 
whom ail blessings flow." 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

During the year ending April 1st, 1897, the Foreign Mission 
Board had under appointment 80 missionaries, 38 native ordained 
native helpers, and 72 unordained native helpers, making a total of 
190 workers engaged in preaching the gospel to 95 churches and at 
141 out stations. There were baptized into the fellowship of these 
churches during the year 660 members, making a total membership 
of 4,324. • These churches contributed during the year to the support 
of the gospel, building church houses, sustaining schools, etc. $6,658. 
"Four of the missionaries in China draw no salary this year." 

ARE MISSIONS A FAILURE? 

'* These old sayings, ' Missions are a failure,' and ' Nothing has 
been accomplished,' are such chestnuts, that it might seem like time 
wasted, again to answer them. Yet there are so many people, who 
live in such utter ignorance of v/hat has been accomplished, that we 
have again and again to give the facts. Let us say here just this 
plain truth, if up to this time there were no visible results, and not 
one convert, the command to us from the Master would be just as 
imperative to go and disciple all nations, as it is, to-day with all the 
visible results. God never tells us to be successful, but ever to be 
faithful. There are, however, most blessed results which cheer and 
strengthen us in the work. 

See what has been accomplished in the homeland. The Word of 
the Lord has taken hold upon the people, and prejudice and opposi- 
tion have been largely swept away. Those who have read of the 
early history of modern missions know somewhat of the 'cruel wit- 
biting sarcasm, and depressing opposition, both in and out of the 
church, which were heaped upon the movement. To-day all this is 
changed. The map who opposes Foreign Missions confronts facts 
and figures which stun and stulify him. Dr. Pierson has said, ' That 
the same England that sneered at Carey is to-day prouder of him 
than Macedon was of Alexander, Athens of Pericles, or Rome of 
Cicero.' 



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This work has awakened our churches to higher, holier living, 
and more consecrated zeal for God. The Sunday school and revival 
movements came along with the missionary movement. Reaching 
out for those afjr, n^akes us reach for those at our doors. See how 
the spirit of the work has developed. At first it was difficult, very 
difficult, to get men or means. Sixty-five dollars and one man, 
whose wife was opposed to going, stand out conspicuously. Now 
we have annually over $15,000,000 and 12,000 missionaries on the 
fields, and at home over 5,000 connected with the student's volunteer 
movement, besides others, who are getting ready to go. 

Schools, colleges, newspapers, and governments, are finding out 
that the great Book of all, is God's Book, and that the teaching of 
that is, Christ for the world, and the world must be won to Christ. 
All which works to that end is in harmony with God's purpose. He 
is to rule. His kingdom must be supreme. 

See what has been done on the foreign fields. Less than one 
hundred years ago the nations were inaccessible. Pride, lust, avarice 
and iniquity joined with ignorance, superstition and idolatry, to keep 
out or destroy the missionary. Today this has greatly changed, and 
the missionary goes everywhere the harbinger of peace, light and 
life. Bishop Thoburn, of India, said in an address some time ago, 
thfct since he had gone out, the door of access had been thrown open 
to over 700,000,000 people, about half of the human race. 

Formerly ignorance of language stood in the way, now 360 lan- 
guages and dialects join in cadence of praise to Jehovah, and the 
confusion of Babel is giving way to unison with the note Jesus. Some 
of these languages were not even reduced to writing until the mis- 
sionary rendered that useful service, to teach of God and His truth. 

It is impossible to tell of how hoary superstitions have been bro- 
ken down, how heathen temples and religions are going to decay, 
and are now toppling, ready to fall. Surely the undermining process 
is going on. It is expressed in the Mohammedan lands in the terse 
but meaning sentence, 'Where a Christian school goes up, a mosque 
comes down.' 

Judson prayed that he might be able to translate the Scriptures 
and see 100 converts. He not only translated the Scriptures but saw 
7,361 converts. That was not a failure,. 

Among the Telugus, in 1866, there were 11 baptisms and 38 mem- 
bers ; in 1889 there were 6,000 baptisms and 40,000 members. That 
was not a failure. 

In Africa it is estimated that there are over 17,000 converts annu- 
ally, and the work is only fairly begun. That is not a failure. 

India formerly furnished forty women a day to be burned with 
their dead husbands ; all this has been done away and the religion of 
Christ gone into thousands of hearts and homes. That is not failure. 

In 1872 the first church was organized in Japan ; twenty years 
after, there were 365 churches, 35,000 church members, 359 theologi- 
cal students and 233 ordained native preachers. That is not failure. 

The time would fail to tell of China with her fifty or sixty thou- 
sand converts. Of the wonderful work in Madagascar and other iles 
of the oceans. Of the work in South America, Mexico, and all over 
the world. 

To-day with 12,011 foreign missionaries, 60,164 native assistants, 
1,251,175 communicants, iu the foreign lands, and the number doub- 
ling in less than every ten years on an average, who can say the 
work is a failure and nothing has been done ? 

Some say progress has been slow and at grea*t expense. Pioneer- 
ing is always expensive in men and means. When we build it costs 
much to lay deep, broad foundations. In putting the great bridge 
across the Mississippi, at Memphis, the granite piers were sunk fifty 



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feet through water, then fifty feet through mud and debris to get 
solid foundations. One hundred feet of solid granite sunk out of 
sight ! But it was not a waste, for it meant the safety of the thou- 
sands and hundreds of thousands who now go over. God's work 
cannot cost too much if done as he commands. Neither is it failure. 
Much of the Mission work up to this time has been a series of begin- 
nings. Foundations have been laid ; but the future will show re- 
sults most glorious. Let us take new courage and press forward in 
God's name. 

The morning is dawning on nations which long have sat in night 
and darkness. The people see a great light. These hundreds of 
thousands in foreign lands rejoicing in God's truth, with thousands 
of others who have gone from these lands to glory, know that the 
work is not a failure, but only well begun. 

When men go to war hereto gain possessions, or hold territory, 
they do not count it failure if in the struggle millions of money are 
sunk, and tens of thousands of men lose their lives. Shall we who 
undertake to conquer this world for God speak of failure, or lose 
courage if a few men fall in the lines? Our cause is more valuable 
than our lives. We may fall, but the cause shall never fail till the 
kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our God and His 
Christ. Herein is success and victory over which angels and re- 
deemed souls shall shout in Heaven eternally." 

The receiots of the Foreign Mission Board last year were $125,- 
681.99. Of this amount $107,314.07 was expended on the 
work of the year, and $18,367.79 on the indebtedness of the Board. 
The following extract from the report of the Board to the Conven- 
tion at its last session will show the economy of the Board's work : 

" A simple calculation shows that of all funds received at Rich- 
mond about ninety-two cents on the dollar went to the missionaries. 
That is, eight cents was used for all expenses here, including interest 
and the cost of the Woman's Missionary Union, The interest account 
ran up our expenses 1.7 per cent., so that the actual expenses were 
only a little over six cents on the dollar. As can be seen from the 
report, the expenses of the Woman's Missionary Union are small, 
owing to the tact that the faithful sisters in charge in Baltimore have 
always done the arduous work there without taking any remuner- 
ation. 

The eight cents named above does not include the State expenses 
for collecting Foreign Mission funds. These average on all receipts 
less than five per cent. Adding the State expenses and the expenses 
at Richmond we have for all expenses thirteen cents on the dollar. 

It might be well to say that when our receipts increase to twice 
what they are now it will not be necessary very materially to increase 
the expense account. The way to decrease the per cent, of expenses 
is to increase the gifts. With our present organization, so wisely 
planned by our fathers, we can easily do much more work as the 
years go by without any great increase in expenses. 

WOMAN'S WORK. 

The sisters have earnestly pressed forward in the work of the 
Master during the past year. They have disseminated information, 
quickened the interest in many churches, and given their time and 
money for the Master." 

Below we give a report of the work of the Woman's Missionary 
Union : 

Letters written 9,309, Postals written 230, Leaflets, Pamphlets, 
etc., distributed 124,962, Christmas Envelopes 67,230, Missions cards 
(prayer) 22,253, Mite barrels or boxes 4,032, Papers 3,040. Contribu- 
ted to Foreign Missions $23,476.33. 



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We can not speak in too high terms of the self-denial and zeal of 
the Baptist women of our Southern churches. 

At a former meeting of your Board Rev. H. D. Harrill was asked 
to take charge of the Home Mission work in the Association, and Rev. 
W. M. Whiteside was asked to look after State Missions. For reports 
on these subjects we refer you to the above named brethren. 

C. B. JUSTICE, Chairman.. 

On motion the subject of Foreign Missions was made 
special order for one o'clock to-day. 

J. C. Caddell, representing the Biblical Recorder; 
Archibald Johnson, representing the Baptist Orphanage ; 
Elder John E. White, representing State Missions; and 
Walter E. Sikes, representing Wake Forest College, v^ere 
all recognized in their several relations. 

By permission, J. C. Caddell and A. Johnson spoke 
briefly in the interest of the Recorder and Charity and 
Children, in the absence of a report on periodicals ; and 
each obtaining a number of subscribers for his paper. 

The business of the Association was suspended and 
F. C. Hickson preached an eloquent and impressive ser- 
mon from Gal. 6:7. 

On motion, adjourned one hour for dinner. 

Afternoon Session. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. 

According to previous appointment the report on 
Foreign Missions was discussed ; F. C. Hickson leading, 
followed by John E. White and C. B. Justice. A collec- 
tion was taken amounting to twenty dollars. 

The committee on education reported, by offering the 
following report of last year for adoption by this body : 

EDUCATION. 

Your Committee on Education report as follows : 

We regard education as a mighty power for good, when properly 
used in the furtherance of our denominational work and the upbuild- 
ing of the kingdom of our blessed Master. 

While we appreciate and commend a collegiate education in all 
cases where such advantages are attainable, we fully recognize the 
fact that the fundamental principles and the intermediate develop- 
ment of the rising generation in primary and preparatory schools 
should be cautiously and zealously guarded against the implanting 
of wrong ideas and frivolous impressions. We regard the moral 
training of the mind and the sowing of the seeds of truth as para- 
mount objects in the education of both males and females. 

We would rejoice to know that every school of whatever grade, 
and for whatever sex or race, was permeated with christian influ- j 
ences and devoid of clubs or organizations for amusements or other- 
wise, whose tendencies are toward ungodliness and frivolty. 

We believe that christian education is above all other foriTiS, and 



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that christian schools and colleges should be sustained and patronized 
in preference to any secular or State Institutions. 

We recognize in Wake Forest College a powerful aid to worthy 
young men who strive to attain to a higher plain of chaistian useful- 
ness ; we endorse its management as judicious and its influences as 
wholesome and elevating. We recommend to pastors and churches 
that they do all in their power to strengthen this, our State denomi- 
national institution of learning. 

We regard ministerial education as important among the objects 
which our denomination is fostering, and advise that no church or 
pastor fail to send up a substantial token of their remembrance. 

We are in full sympathy with the effort to complete and equip the 
Baptist Female University now in course of construction, and believe 
that it is just and fair to the women of to-day, the wives of the future, 
and the mothers of unborn generations, that we give of our means 
and influence to the completion and success of this great institution. 

W. M. WHITESIDE, Chairman. 

W. E. Sikes, J. W. Smith, and W. M. Whitesides 
spoke oij the report. 

The following resolution was offered and with the 

report was adopted : 

Resolved, That this Association raise one hundred dollars each 
year to be a loan fund for the aiding of worthy young men desiring 
to attend Wake Forest. This fund to be loaned on the same plan as 
the Bostic fund is loaned. W. M. WHITESIDE. 

The report on Orphanage was made special order for 
lo o'clock to-morrow, and State Missions for ii o'clock. 

The committee on nominations to the next sessions 

of the State and Southern Baptist Conventions, read the 

following report which was adopted : 

Your committee on nominations recommend the appointment of 
B K Mason, T B Justice, J C Sorrels, WM Whiteside. C B Justice, J 
M Walker, Z T Whiteside and H D Harrill as delegates to the State 
Convention, and C B Justice as delegate to the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention. 

J. W. MORGAN, Chairman. 

Adjourned to 9:30 a. m., to-morrow. 
Benediction by T. B. Justice. 

Third Day — Morning Session. 

Association met at 9 130 o'clock. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Prof. W. E. 
Sikes. 

The Moderator, at 10 o'clock, announced the body in 
order for business. 

The minutes of yesterday were not read, and on mo- 
tion, A. L. Gra}'son, L. L. Deck and T. B. Justice were 
requested to examine said minutes and make the neces- 
sary corrections. 

H. D. Harrill read the report on Orphanage. 



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REPORT. 

Twelve years ago the Baptists of North Carolina organized the 
Orphanage and located it at Thomasville in Davidson county. Near- 
ly five hundred of the children of our dead brethren have found a 
home within its walls. There are 160 children at the Orphanage now. 
Since the last session of this Association a splendid school building 
has been erected and is now in daily use. This feature of our work, 
heretofore the weakest, is now among our strongest points. The 
children have a flrst-class graded school, taught by competent and 
christian teachers. The new building will give the Orphanage ca- 
pacity for 200 children, but the next thing to be enlarged is the fund 
for the support of the work. We recommend that the churches in 
this Association increase their contributions to aid the Orphans. We 
believe in the blessedness of giving and that the Lord's richest bless- 
ings will come on those who aid this work. We urge our churches to 
take two collections each for the Orphange, one at Thanksgiving and 
the other at some other favorable time, and that the Sunday Schools 
take one collection a month for this blessed cause. 

H D HARRILL, ) 

G M KEETER, \ Committee. 

J L TAYLOR, J 

The report was discussed by H. D. Harrill, A. John- 
son and C. B. Justice, and was then adopted. 
Collection for Orphanage $11.73. 
The report on State Missions was read as follows : 

STATE MISSIONS. 

We are glad to report wonderful progress made by our State 
Missionaries. During our last Convention year we had ninety-eight 
missionaries who preached 9,603 sermons, witnessed 1,550 conversions, 
baptized 1,036. Are not these facts gratifying? We had four of 
these missionaries in our own Association up to this associational 
year, and at our last Association we were behind ninety dollars on 
their pay. This year we have only two in this field and now owe 
135.00 on back salaries. 

We recommend that this amount be raised at this session, and that 
we hereafter supply the existing destitution, if possible. We can 
not afford to depend on others while we can do the work ourselves. 

W M WHITESIDE, Chairman. 

Remarks were made by J. C. Sorrels, followed by a 
sermon from Acts i :8, preached by John E White. 

A collection of $11.42 was taken, and the report on 
State Missions was adopted. 

Adjourned till one o'clock. 

Afternoon Session. 

The finance committee reported as follows : 

Amount sent for publication of Minutes from the churches $33.58, 
and recommend that this amount be supplemented to an amount suf- 
ficient to pay the Clerk $10.00 for his services in addition to cost of 
publishing minutes and getting blank church letters. 

A L GRAYSON, ) 

A P RUCKER, E M MORGAN, \ Committee. 

G B MELTON, E A ARLEDGE, ) 



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A collection was taken increasing the minute fund to 
^39.66 and the report was adopted. 

The report on Sabbath Schools was read by W. M. 
Whiteside, chairman of the Sunday School Board of this 
Association. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We, the Sunday School Board, are glad to report this year as one 
of the brightest in our work. We have had five Sunday School Associ- 
ations since the last meeting of this body, and we believe that they 
have been the means of accomplishing great good. Nearly all of our 
churches have reported good Sunday Schools. Our people are realiz- 
ing the fact that we need a Sunday School in each church. We raised 
at these five meetings, amounts as follows : 

Foreign Missions $27 35 

State Missions 5 00 

Orphanage 4 32 

S. S. Missions 2 83 

Bibles furnished six destitute families 1 20 

S. S. Ex. by Board 2 80 

$43 50 
At the last meeting of the Sunday School Association it was 
agreed to ask this Association to consider whether there is any need 
existing for a Sunday School missionary in the Association and if we 
shall provide for one. 

Discussed by W. M. Whiteside, and adopted by the 
body. 

T. B. Justice, b}^ request, read the report of commit- 
tee to nominate member of State Board of Missions. 

Committee named W. M. Whiteside for the position, 

and the Association endorsed their action. 

Elbert Jackson reported for the committee on Deceased 

Ministers, thus : 

The committee is thankful to report that the lives of all the minis- 
ters of the Green River Association, have been precious in the sight 
of our kind Heavenly Father during the past year. 

ELBERT JACKSON, 

Wm m nanney, 

S B GRANT, 
W L BLAND, 
J E SMITH, 

Committee. 
T. B. Justice read the following report on 
TEMPERANCE. 
We believe the cause of Temperance is growing throughout this 
Association. There is no excuse for any church tolerating the influ- 
ence of strong drink. And we suggest that a discountenancing of 
drinkers, sellers and producers, socially, would avoid the necessity of 
much church discipline. 

The sorrow and destitution resulting from the use of liquor is too 
apparent to admit of the least allowance being made for its presence 
among us. Instilling total abstinance as a principal of Christianity, 
based upon Paul's injunction to "Touch not, taste not, handle not the 
unclean thing," is the duty of every pastor and should be emphasized 



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till the curse of strong drink is driven from the land. 

T B JUSTICE, ) 

H M WHITESIDE, ^^ Committee. 

BUTLER JACKSON, ) 

The report was adopted after several short talks by 

the brethren. 

W. M. Whiteside read the following report on 

MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 
Since 1890, this Board has been a part of our conventional work. 
And the cause has grown in interest wherever it has been presented 
to the churches and the Association. During the present year four- 
teen old ministers and those dependent on them, making in all about 
thirty persons, who have received aid from this Board. . 

According to the organization of this Board no one receives any 
pay for services to the Board. So every cent contributed to this 
cause goes direct to those dependent upon its benefaction. Only half 
of whac is contributed to this Board is expended. The other half is 
invested and the interest only is used. We have now about $1,500.00 
invested from which we receive interest. 

We are constantly receiving applications for help ; and in view of 
this fact, we confidentially appeal to the churches to do more for this 
work than ever before. 

J C SORRELS, 
C G NANNEY, 
R P HOLLIFIELD, 
N B HAMPTON, 

Committee. 

This report was adopted. 

The following report on associational history was 
read by Z. T. Whiteside. 

Your committee on Associational History submit 
1st, That we learn that Elder W. H. Logan has prepared a his- 
torical sketch of Bill's Creek church which will be handed to our his- 
torian at an early day. 

2nd. We emphasize the recommendation of the committee of last 
year, that each church appoint at an early day some suitable brother 
to prepare a brief sketch of his church, and deliver the same into the 
hands of our associational historian, A. L. Rucker, before our next 
annual meeting. 

Z T WHITESIDE, 
W C WALL, 
H K CORN, 
W P HEMPHILL, 

Committee. 
A. L. Rucker spoke on this report urging that each 
church comply with the report. 

The report of the committee recommending that El- 
der W. M. Whiteside be appointed one of the Board of 
State Missions, was adopted. 

The committee on time, place, introductory, and 
missionary sermons, reported as follows : 

We recommend that the next meeting of the Green River Asso- 
ciation be held with the Pleasant Hill church on the usual time, and 
that Elder B. K. Mason preach the introductory sermon, and Elder Z. 



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T. Whiteside, alternate; also T. B. Justice the missionary sermon. 

A L GRAYSON, ~) 
J W MORGAN, \ Committee. 

W P HEMPHILL, J 
Report adopted. 

The committee on board of Associational Missions 
submit the following 

REPORT. 
We, the committee, report the following names as members of 
the Associational Board of Missions and Sunday Schools with C. B. 
Justice, of Rutherfordton, as Chairman. 

Bulah — Joshua Pitman Mills Springs, N, C. 

Big Level -^ Jerry Jackson Poplar Grove, " 

Chimney Rock — W M Henderson Chimney Rock, ' ' 

Cooper's Gap— H K Corn Dimsdale, " 

Columbus— J P Arledge Columbus, " 

Green's Creek— J E Smith Collinsville, " 

Green River— J H Blanton . _ Poors Ford, " 

Montford's Cove— L D Hemphill Otter Creek, " 

P. Knob— J F Bland Cuba, " 

Pleasant Grove— N C Lovelace . Green Hill, " 

Rock Spring — H M Whiteside Poplar Grove, " 

Rutherfordton — A L Grayson Rutherfordton, " 

Rutherfordton— T C Smith _ __ Rutherfordton, " 

Rutherfordton— H D Harrill Forest City, " 

Rutherfordton — J M Toms Rutherfordton, ' ' 

Rutherfordton— J H Callahan ..Rutherfordton, " 

Rutherfordton— W T Payseur Rutherfordton, " 

Silver Creek— J A McCraw . . Mills Spring, " 

Mills Spring— I D Horton Mills Spring, " 

Whiteside Valley— S J Collins __ _. . _ Grassy Knob, " 

Pleasant Hill— M D Hill Rutherfordton, *' 

Bethel— Z V Morris _ _ Nealsville, " 

Bethlehem— A W Gilliam _...01d Fort, " 

Bridgewater— W P Hemphill. _ _..... Bridgewater, " 

Camp Creek— J A Clements Trio, " 

Catawba— M A Harvey .... Old Fort " 

Clear Creek— Newton Buchanan . _ _ .Greenlee, " 

Cherry Springs— Wilson Moffett Old Fort, " 

Dysartsville— W H Taylor ...Dysartsville, " 

Harmony Grove— W S Freeman Rocky Pass, " 

Hall Town— Jonathan Hall Marion, " 

Macedonia— Jos Arrowood Nealsville, " 

Marion— Henry Huthstines _ _ _ Marion, " 

Mt Creek:- MB Flack Cuba, " 

Mt Vernon— N J Rollins Rutherfordton, " 

Old Fort-G M Keeter Old Fort, " 

Round Hill— C J Flack _ Cuba, " 

Zion Hill— F Ledford . . Marion, " 

Turkey Cove— R P Hollifleid .. Armstrong, " 

Walnut Grove-J H Brown Ashford, " 

Eureka— A S Whitesides Uree, *' 

Cane Creek — Joseph Laughter _ Dimsdale, " 

Sunny Vale— J P Padgett Garden City, " 

J L BARNES, 1 
JHgTIbI, [committee. 

J S BRADLEY. J 



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Report on state of religion was read by Jno. M. 

Walker, as follows : 

We learn from the letters of the different churches that they have 
been greatly revived during the past year, for which we would adopt 
as the expression of our thanksgiving to God, Psalms 103:1. 

There has been a very large ingathering during the revival sea- 
son. There were 277 additions to our churches by baptism. One 
hundred more than were reported last vear. 

^ J M WALKER, 
N C JONES, 
ML SORRELS. 
J C EDGERTON, 

Committee. 

On motion this report was adopted. 

The following resolution was read by C. B. Justice 
and was adopted : 

Resolved, That any member of this Association attending other 
Associations act as correspondents. 

A collection to supplement the Minute fund was 
taken as follow^s : 



Cherrv Spring $ 08 

Mt. Creek - 65 

Hall Town 05 

Mt. Vernon 45 

Eureka 08 

Cane Creek 10' 

Pleasant Hill. - .. 25 



Rutherfordton $1 00 

Bridgewater 50 

Columbus 25 

Bill's Creek 05 

Dysartsville 05 

Walnut Grove 25 

Marion 35 

Round Hill 10 

Total $4 21 

At the request of the Clerk, T. B. Justice and A. L. 
Grayson were appointed to examine and correct the re- 
cords of the Association. 

T. B. Justice read a resolution of thanks, as follows : 
Resolved, That all members of this body, and all visitors are in- 
debted, beyond our power to express it, to the Monford's Cove church 
and people of this vicinity for the unbounded hospitality extended to 
us all. 

On motion of Elder C. B. Justice the Association ad- 
journed. 

Benediction by J. C. Sorrels. 

A. P. SORRELS, Wm. M. BLANTON, 

Clerk. Moderator. 



Green River Baptist Association. 



17 



SUNDAY SERVICES. 

At II, a. m.,T. B. Justice preached in the house 
from Mark 16:3. "And they said among themselves, 
' Who shall roll us away the stone trom the door of the 
sepulchre? ' " 

At the same hour W. M. Whiteside preached in the 
grove from Matthew 6:22. "The light of the body is 
the eye ; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body 
shall be full of light. " 

At the close of these services a collection was taken 
for State missions amounting to $8.34. 

Thus closed the fifty-seventh annual session of the 
Green River Association. 

The body was harmonious in all of its business. 

The speaking was entertaining and edifying. 

^ CLERK. 



Pledges for State and Foreign missions by the dele- 
gates were promised as given below : 
FOREIGN MISSIONS. 



Bethel $25 00 

Bethlehem 5 00 

Big Level 3 00 

Bill's Creek 5 00 

Bridgewater 10 00 

Camp Creek 2 00 

M A Harvey 1 00 

Clear Creek 3 00 

Cooper's Gap 2 00 

Columbus 5 Ou 

Dysartsville 3 00 

Green River 2 00 

Hall Town 2 00 

Macedonia 1 00 

Marion 15 00 

Mills Spring 5 00 



Montford's Cove 5 00 

Mountain Creek 30 00 

Old Fort 5 00 

Pleasant Grove 2 00 

Pleasant Hill 10 00 

Round Hill 10 00 

Rock Spring 2 00 

Rutherfordton -. 100 00 

Silver Creek 2 00 

Stone Mountain 1 00 

Turkey Cove 2 00 

Walnut Grove 2 00 

Whiteside Valley 3 00 



Total |263 00 



STATE MISSIONS. 

Unfortunately these pledges are misplaced. 

The whole amount is about $350.00. 

We hope the churches will not fail in this work. 

Clerk. 



18 Green River Baptist Association. 



ECHOES FROM THE CHURCHES, 



Given in Their Letters to the Association, 



Bethel— M^e have had a gracious revival, lasting twelve days. 

Beulah — We have had preaching only five months this year. Have 
had a series of meetings lasting eight days, 

Bridgewater—HsiS been without preaching part of the time. There- 
fore have not done as much for the various objects of the 
convention as we wished. 

Cane Creek — We organized into a church November 6th, 1896, and 
have nearly completed a house of worship. Twenty-four 
were added to the church in August as a result of a two week's 
meeting. They ask for the next session of the Association, 
and failed to get it. 

Columbus — The church is in good working condition. 

Dysartsville — We adhere strictly to temperance principles. 

Eureka— We have adopted the articles of faith of the Green River 
Association; and make application for membership in your 
body. 
They are received. 

Green River— We are endeavoring to carry out the temperance res- 
olution. 

Greenes Creek — We are trying to carry out thetemberance resolution. 

Macedonia — We desire your praj^ers that we may be faithful. 

ikfario7i— Woman's Missionary Society ^11.00; Sunbeam Society $4.14. 

Montford^s Cove— Let the battle cry and determination of the church 
be, " The saloon must go. " 

Mt. Vernon— Vy^j for us. We are building a new house of worship. 

Piney Knob —We have adopted Gospel Mission plan of Foreign Mis- 
sion v/ork. 

Pleasant Grove -Has a grand revival. 

Pleasant Hill —Is striving to carry out the temperance resolution. 
They ask for the next meeting of the Green River Association. 
This request was granted. 

Our Woman's Missionary Society has contributed |4.12 for 
Missions. 

Rock Spring — We are endeavoring to carry out the temperance res- 
olution. 

Round Hill — Our Woman's Missionary Society has contributed |4.50. 

Rutherfordton— We are trying to carry out the temperance resolution 
as adopted by the Association at Bethel, in 1890. 

Stone Mountain— We have had a good revival meeting, resulting in 
five additions to the church. 

Sunny FaZe— Has lost their house by fire, and ask for help to pay 
their pastor while building a new house to worship in. 



Green River Baptist Association. 19 



CONSTITUTION. 



This Association shall be known as the Green liivER Baptist 
Association, and shall be composed of Baptist churches whose articles 
of faith and constitutions are in harmony with those of the Asso- 
ciation. 

Each church shall be allowed a representation of two delegates, 
in addition to their regular ordained ministers, and every church of 
over fifty members shall be allowed one additional delegate for every 
fifty additional members. 

The primary objects of the Association shall be to encourage and 
support Wake Forest College, to educate young men called of God 
to the ministry and approved by the churches to which they belong; 
to encourage education among the people of the State; to support 
the Gospel in the destitute portions of the State and of the Southern 
Baptist Convention ; to send the Gospel to the nations that have it 
not; to encourage the distribution and study of the Bible and a 
sound religious literature ; to assist Baptist churches in the erection 
of houses of worship ; to encourage the proper care of indigent 
orphan children and destitute and aged ministers of the Gospel ; to 
encourage the organization and support of Baptist Sunday Schools, 
and to co-operate with the Baptist State Convention in all its de- 
partments of labor. 

This Association shall meet annually on Thursday before the first 
Sabbath in October, 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk and 
Treasurer, who shall be elected by the Association, and continue in 
office until their successors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside, or fill the chair, by calling some 
member of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance with 
Mell's Parliamentary Practice. 

The Clerk shall record the proceedings, conduct the correspon- 
dence, and publish and distribute the Minutes. 

The Treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the churches 
or individuals to the objects of the Association, receipting the con- 
tributors for the same, and forward all contributions to their proper 
destination, and make a fall report of all receipts and disbursements 
to the Association at its annual sessions, and on retiring from his 
office turn over to his successor all moneys, papers and books belong- 
ing thereto. 

There shall be appointed by the Association at each session a 
Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, consisting of one member 
from each church belonging to the Association and several other 
brethren living in Rutherfordton or its immediate vicinity, five of 
whom shall constitute a quorum, which, during the intervals between 
the meetings of the Association, shall have charge of the various 
interests and objects fostered by the Association, and shall encour- 
age the churches to give liberally thereto ; and shall make a full re- 
port of its work, including such suggestions relative thereto as it may 
think advisable, to the Association at its annual sessions. 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, any 
three members of the Board may call a meeting thereof. 

This constitution may be changed or amended at any annual ses- 
sion by two-thirds of the representatives voting in the affirmative. 



20 Green River Baptist Association. 



ASSOCIATION COVENANT. 



Article 1. We believe in one only and true God, and that there 
are three persons in the Godhead — the Father, the Son, and the 
Holy Ghost — and these are one in substance, and equal in power 
and glory. 

Art. 2. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and JSTew Testaments 
are the Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. 

Art. 3. We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 

Art. 4. We believe in man's impotency to recover himself from 
the fallen state he is in, by his own free will and ability. 

Art. 5. We believe tnat sinners are justified in the sight of God 
only through the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. 

Art. 6. We believe the saints shall persevere in grace, and that 
they never shall finally fall away. 

Art- 7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordi- 
nances instituted by Christ, and that true believers are the only 
proper subjects thereof. 

Art. 8. We believe that immersion is the only spiritual mode of 
baptism. 

Art. 9. We believe that no person has a right to administer the 
ordinances but such as are regularly called and qualified thereto. 

Art. 10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a general 
judgment ; that the punishment of the wicked shall be everlasting, 
and the joys of the righteous eternal. 

Art. 11. We, the members of the Green River Baptist Association, 
agreeing to the above Articles of Faith, do, for and in behalf of the 
churches which we represent, covenant and agree, and give ourselves 
up to each other in church and Christian fellowship, in order to keep 
up the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace, and to assist each other 
in all matters of distress, and to pray for each other's prosperity. 



4 



Green River Baptist Association. 



OnDER OF BUSIJVESS. 



1. Fix time of meeting and adjournment. 

2. Call for messengers present without letters from their churches, 

3. Call for application for membership in this body. 

4. Appoint committees on Preaching and Finance. 

5. Recognize, in their official capacity, any present who ir.ay rep- 
resent general denominational interests. 

6. Call for correspondents, renewing the call at the opening of each 
morning session. 

7. Appoint committees on State of Religion, State, Home and For- 
eign Missions, Sabbath Schools, Temperance, Education, Orphanage, 
Deceased Ministers, Aged Ministers, Nominations State and Southern 
Conventions, Place and Introductory Sermon of next Session, Peri- 
odicals, etc., urging reports as soon as possible. 

8. Miscellaneous business. 

9. Ordered : That this Association, at thi(4 session, 1894, appoint a 
suitable man as Historian, whose business it shall be to collect such 
facts as he may be able to do, in reference to our church and associa- 
tional history, and report the same annually, until the same shall 
have been completed. 

10. Give an opportunity to present the claims of Foreign, Home, 
State Missions and Orphanage, with any other general interest sup- 
ported by this body. 

11. Fix time and place of next meeting, and appoint the introductory 
preacher and alternate, also minister to preach the missionary sermon. 

12. Arrange general (or union) meetings. 

13. Appoint correspondents to other bodies. 

14. Call for reports of committees. 

15. Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conventions. 

16. Elect Executive Board, provided for in Constitution. 

17. Arrange for printing, distributing Minutes, and paying Clerk. 

18. Adjourn. 



22 



Green River Baptist Association. 



Statistical Table 



CHURCHES. 




1 

> 


>> 

^ 5 


Excluded. 
Died. 

Males. 


1 
S 

148 

69 

20 
1 68 


1 

i 

1 

t 
j 

! . 


Bethel 

Bethlehem 
Beulah 


10 
5 
3 
3 

13 


1 

2 
2_ 

3 ' 


1 5 

2 4 
2 

12 
2 
3 


is 


4 94 

2 46 

. 16 

2 33 


i 242 

115 

36 


Big Level 


10] 


Bill's Creek 


2 34' 107 


1 141 


Bridgewater 


13 

i 28 
2 30 


16 

68 
69 


29 


Camp Creek 


4 

17 






96 


Cane Creek 


38. 




99 


Catawba 








Cherry Spring 


4 








1 23 


31 


54 


Chimney Rock 










Clear Creek 


7 
6 


2 
1 . 


1 




6 


10 
67 

87 
112 

7 
94 

87 


16 


Columbus 


1 
5 76 

1 1 


4 
2 


2 48 

1 59 

60 

5 


115 


Cooper's Gap 


146 


Dysartsville 


21 


1 

1 

10 

4 

2| 
IQl 


172, 


Eureka 


12 


Green River 


12 
13 


10 
1 


i 


56 
1 45 


150 


Green's Creek 
Hall Town 


132 
41 


Harmony Grove 


20 


1 3 




1 52 


74 


126 


Henry Station 




Macedonia 




A 

7 
7 
3 
3 


"6 
- 7 
. 3 
3 10 
3 8 


1 
1 

"8 
'2 


1 28 

2 31 
2 55 

1 88 


34 

54 

79 

144 


6(» 


Marion 

Mills Spring 

Montford's Cove 


2 
17 

24 
5 


85 
134 
232 


Mountain Creek 


1 123' 174 


297 


Mount Vernon 


1 111 

1 13, 
39 

i 53 

2 65 
15 


179 
29 
54 

83 

84 

1^2i 

98 

88; 

70 
13 
33 
11 


290 


Old Fort 


4 
16 
201 

8 


42 


Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove 


7 
17 
12 

2! 

"5 

3 \ 

8i \ 

f\ 
7jl] 


1 10 
1 6 

- 1 


3 
4 

1 


93 
136 


Pleasant Hill 


149 


Rock Spring. . 


62 


Round Hill 


13 

20 

6 

5 

7 
2 


111 

1 5 

2 3 

I 8 

L "6 


^1 

- - 1 

1 

2 

27 


1 82 

2 75 
72 
39 

8 
8 
2 


224 


Rather ford ton 


173 


Silver Creek. 


160 


Stone Mountain 

Sunny Vale 

Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove 


109 
21 
41 
13 


Whiteside Valley 
Zion Hill 


1 


1 


3 


- 


2 16 


49 


Total _.' 


288 


18li3i 


)209 


S8. 


36 1566, 


2573] 


4139 



Green River Baptist Association. 



Sunday School Statistics. 


SCHOOLS. 


t 

1 

11 
1 




a 

O 
> 




g, 

1 

1 


Bethel 


8 
7 
5 
4 
6 
7 
8 
6 
8 
6 
5 
7 
2 
8 
7 
6 
8 
5 
5 
15 
7 
6 
7 
6 
3 
6 
5 
6 


38 
84 
43 
37 
60 
41 
91 
56 
72 
50 
35 
63 
16 
60 
80 
75 
85 
26 
101 
120 
60 
34 
60 
30 
40 
100 
71 
36 
60 
20 
30 
32 

1806 


37 

'31 
-51 


37 
64 

"60 
36 
40 
100 
126 
36 
50 


$ 1 50 


Bethlehem 


3 52 


Beulah 




Big Level 




Bi I's Creek 
Bridgewater 


2 50 
6 40 


Cane Creek 


8 30 


Cherry Springs 

Clear Creek 


3 31 

4 00 


Columbus . 

Cooper's Gap 


8 C'O 


Dj^sartsville 


.... 
"30 


120 
10 
80 

120 

162 

100 
30 

200 
20 

107 
27 
45 
13 
36 

100 


8 03 


Eureka 

Green River 


"7'66 


Green's Creek 

Harmony Grove 


7 05 
5 05 


Marion 


12 00 


Mills Spring 


2 75 


Montford's Cove. 

Mt. Vernon 
Old Fort 


5 50 

2 00 

55 00 


Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove 


1 77 
1 79 


Pleasant Hill 

Round Hill " 

Rutherfordton 


60 

4 00 

25 00 


Silver Creek 




Stone Mountain 

Sunny Vale 


---■ 


20 


60 
9 00 


Turkey Cove 


4 
5 
3 

101 


156 


26 
15 
36 

1816 




Walnut Grove 

Whiteside Valley ...,. 


1 80 
3 00 


Total 


$180 07 



24 



Green River Baptist Association. 



Treasurer's 


Report. 




CHURCHES. 


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B 
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s 







Bethel 


1 16 80 

3 68 

1 00 

4 28 

3 00 

4 34 

2 00 


% 25 97 

6 27 


\% 1 57 


1 6 00 
4 50 




1' 50 34 


Bethlehem 






14 45 


Beulah 






1 00 


Big Level 


3 00 
"8'05 


2 00 

2 05 

3 60 
2 00 


2 00 






11 28 


Bill's Creek 






5 05 


Bridge water. 
Camp Creek 


! 5 OQ 


$3 00 




23 99 
4 00 


Cane Creek 










Catawba 


50 
1 97 


1 00 










1 50 


Cherry Springs 










197 


Chimney Rock 














Clear Creek 




2 22 
9 34 

1 0(» 

5 95 

10 CO 










2 22 


Columbus 


4 00 
55 

2 50 i 

5 oo: 

1 85 

90 

1 10 

J 35; 








1 2 83 


16 17 


Cooper's Gap 


62 

"2'20 
81 






2 17 


D^sartsville 


2 81 






11 26 


Eureka 







17 20 


Green River 


1 65 






4 31 


Green's Creek 




.... 


90 


Hall Town 


1 










1 10, 


Harmony Grove 






72i 
1 






2 07 


Henry Station 




i 










Macedonia 


i 


1 00| 
30 00 










1 00 


Marion 


17 25 


3 60 






1 


50 85 


Mills Spring 


1 00 3 85! 
6 28: ! 
15 72 38 741 
5 00 3 7C 
4 88 5 


i 




i 


4 85 


Montford's Cove 


2 66 
60 

3 70 


1 






8"-28 


Mountain Creek 


7 89 

1 

2 34 

4 60 






62 95 


Mt. Vernon 
Old Fort 


.....| 





12 40 
12 22 


Pinev Knob 


2 39 
2 21 






1 




6 99 


Pleasant Grove 




' 3 49 






2 21 


Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 


4 36 9 20 
2 80 3 03 
18 50 9 98 
90 00 100 00 
2 00 3 00 
2 00 39 


1 05 


i 


50 


18 60 
5 83 

34 48 

287 03 

7 38 

3 39 


Round Hill 


"5721 

1 0? 
1 00 


6 00 

22 22 

1 38 






Ratherfordton 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mountain 


5 00 


12 60 


Sunny Vale 


1 


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Turkey Cove 


1 20 


1 






1 20 

2 00 

3 12 


Walnut Grove 


2 001 




1 




Whiteside Vallev 


' 2 81| 

1 




1 


31 

1 


Zion Hill " j 






Other Sources \ 


36 52' 25 60{ 1 


12 36 


1 50 75 38 


Total i 


1266 93'$310 50|$87 45 


|80 52 < 


?8 00 i 


5 17 74j 


I 771 14 



This report includes collections durini; the session of the Associ- 
ation ; for State Missions $19.71; for Foreign Missions $20.00; for 
Orphanage $12 36. 

At Sunday School Association, August 30; for State Missions 



Green River Baptist Association. '25 



|5.00 ; for Walnut Grove church $2.05 ; from Advance church for For- 
eign Missions |5.00 ; from individuals for Gospel Missions ^2.00. 

The Woman's Mission Societies contributed as follows for Mis- 
sions : Bethel church $14.36; Marion $1114; Pleasant Hill $4.12; 
Round Hill $2.20; Rutherfordton $51.94, and a box $39.95; total $91.89. 
Rutherfordton Sunbeams $10.34 ; Marion Sunbeams $4.00. 

The amount from Catawba church was paid by Rev. M. A. Harvey 
on pledge. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. L GRAYSON, Treasurer. 



We have examined the report of A. L. Grayson, Treasurer of 
Green River Association, and find that he has paid out for the ob- 
jects named therein, the sum of .$771.14, as reported. 

T. C SMITH, 
JAS. M. TOMS, 

Auditing Committee. 





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MINUTES 



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I IFTY-EJdHTH ANNUAL SESSION 



lilEX lilVEIS BAPTIST AS[^!lCl^n(l^', 



lELD WITH THE- 



CHUBCH A T PLEASANT HILL, BUTHERFOED CO... N. C. 



Septemhcr 29 and 30 and October 1 and 2, 1898. 



iNEsxrr sEissiON^ 



IWill be held with the church at Mount Vernon, Jive miles North-^ 
east of Ruth erf or dt on, N. C beginning on Thursday before the 
first Sunday in October, 1899. 



UUTHERFOK])TO>>, N. t'. 
T31U:)0!vS .% HUNT BOOK AND JOB FRINTEitS. 

1898. 



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MINUTES 



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riFTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



GREEN RIfER BAPTIST ISSOCIiTKIN 



-HELD WITH THE- 



CHURCH AT PLEASANT HILL, RUTHERFORD CO., N. C. 
September 29 and SO and October 1 and 2, 1898. 



Will be held with the church at Mount Vernon, five miles North- 
east of Rutherfordton, N. C, beginning on Thursday before the 
first Sunday in October^ 1899. 



RUTHERFORDTON , N. C. 
BROOKS & HUNT BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS. 

1898. 



officc::rs. 



M. M. LANDRUM, Moderator, 
ALBERT L. GRAYSON, Treasurer, 
A. P. SORRELS, Clerk, 



Fingerville, S. 0. 

Nutherfordton, N. 0. 

GiJkey, N. C. 



0>*Ct3 

Elder 0. O. Case, 

" J. R Denton, 

" H. D. Harrill, 

'• B. B. Harris, 

" Elbert Jackson, 

" O. B. Justice, 

" T. B. Justice, 

" W. H. Logan, 

" A. B. Mashburn, 

" J. 1. MOFFITT, 

" M. M. Landrum, 

" J. O. Sorrels, 

" G. W. Settlemire, 

" E. L. Taylor, 

" Z. T. Whiteside, 

• " O. E. GOWER, 

" W. M. Whiteside, 

" J. M. Walker, 

" B. K. Mason, 

" M. O. Ellott, 

" W. L. Haynes, 



Columbus. Polk County, N. 

Dysartsville McDowelle " 

Forest City, Rutherford " 

Dysartsville, McDowell " 

Turner, Polk " 

Rutherford ton, Rutherford " 

Ayr, Rutherford " 

Nealsville, McDowell " 

Stone Mountain, " " 

Fingerville, Spartanburg " 

Nealsville, " " 

Old Fort, 

Rutherfordton, Rutherford " 

Uree, " " 

Lincoln ton, Lincoln " 

Rutherfordton, Rutherford " 

(( (( (( 

Marion, McDowell " 

Rocky Pass, McDowell " 

Green Hill, Rutherford '' 



J. TVI. Taylor, 
M. A. Harvey, 



ILi i o e XI. ±i ct, t:e ss • 

Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 
Old Fort, 



PROC ESDINGS. 



Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 

Rutherford County, N. C, September 29, 1898. 
The fifty-eighth annual session of the Green River Baptist Associ- 
ation convened at 11a3I today. 

Hymn: "Amazing Grace," etc. 

The principal and alternate, both being absent, after reading Ro- 
mans 13 and prayer by Rev. M. M. Landrum, Rev. J. E. White preach- 
ed the introductory sermon from 2 Timothy, 2 :3. 
Benediction by Rev. M. M. Landrum. 



.A.fi:ex*]9i.oon Sessioia.. 

Hymn: "All Hail the Power," etc. 

The former Moderator being absent, Rev. M. M. Landrum was 
called to the chair. Prayer by O. L. Stringfield. 

The chair appointed M. H. Justice and W. H. Taylor to collect and 
read letters, and the following messengers were enrolled (Ministers in 
SM. caps. ) : 

Bethel — W I Robison, C B Morris, A B Mashburx, J C Sorrels. 

Bethlehem — J M Gibson. 

Beulah — W G Spla^vn, Jno. Culbreth. 

Big Level — Roland Ruppe, IST T Mills. 

Bill's Creek — E D Early. 

Bridge WATER — J C Price. 

Camp Creek — J L Barnes, T G Johnson, J W Guffy. 

Cane Creek— J M Gibbs, B E Haynes. 

Clear Creek — Earvin Patton, N Buchanan. 

Columbus — John P. Arledge, J R Justice. 

Cooper's Gap — H K Com, L C Gibbs. 

Dysartyille— L G Price, D Whitener, W H Taylor, W N Laugh- 
ridge. 

Eureka— G W Whiteside, Z T Whiteside. 

Green River— Robert Clements, T P Covington, J. H. Blanton. 

Green's Creek— Jno E Smith, G T Feagan, J E Morgan. 

Hall Town— J B Lewis. 

Harmony Grove — W T Brown. 

Macedonia — J A Bird, Jake Gilliam, 

Marion — Henry Huthstiner, M M Landrum. 

Mills Spring — J A Rucker. 

Montford's Cove— W Y Hemphill, Carl Wilkerson. 

Mt. Creek— J D Whiteside, A E Flack, U E Keeter, A P Rucker. 

Mount Yernon— Z B Y Freeman, N J Bland, A E Wilson, W N 
S Rollins. 



Green River Baptist Aassoeiation. 



Old Fort— G M Keeter, W E Owen, M A Harvey. 

PiNEY Knob— W L Bland, W E Spangler. 

Pleasant Grove — NO Lovelace, W N Spangler, J A Lattiniore, 
W L Haynes. 

Pleasant Hill — O Lovelace, Jno. L. Hodge, Edgar McDade. 

Rock Springs— M H Whiteside, W H Ledbetter. 

Round Hill— L L Deck, A P Sorrels, Wm M Nanney, A H Nan- 
ney. 

RUTIIERFORDTON— O B JUSTICE, T B JUSTICE, H D HaRRELL, W 

M Whitesides, A L Grayson, Jno H Callahan, G W Hodge, M H Jus- 
tice. 

Sunny Vale — By letter. 
Stone Mountain — Z V Hudgins, J I Mopfit. 
Turkey Cove— By letter. -f 

Walnut Grove — By letter. 
ZiON Hill — By letter. 

Rules suspended and the following officers elected by acclamation : 
M M Landruni, Moderator; A P Sorrels, Clerk; A L Grayson, Treasu- 
rer. 

Fixed order of exercises as follows : Meet at 9 :30am ; spend half hour in 
devotional services. Adjourn at 12m. Meet at 1pm. Adjourn at pleasure. 

Invitatioiis for churches wishing to join this body. The following 
applied : 

Mountain View and Chapel Hill. 

These were refered to a committee consisting of C. B Justice, J. C. 
Sorrels and L. L. Deck. 

Welcomed: Rev. J. E. White, Corresponding Secretary of State Con- 
vention; Rev. O. L. Stringfield of Female University; J. C, Cadell, of 
the Home Mission Board and Biblical Recorder ; J. W. Cobb of the 
North Carolina Baptist. 

Appointed pastor and deacons of Pleasant Hill church on religious 
exercises and announced the following committees. 

Finance — A L Grayson, H Huthstiner, W H Taylor, C Lovelace 
and Charley Morris. 

State Missions— J E White, W M Whiteside, J L Barnes, U E Keeter. 

Home Missions— J C Cadell, H. D. Harrill, J A Rucker, J R Justice. 

Foreign Missions— T B Justice, J. C. Sorrels, H K Corn, J I Moffit. 

At this hour J. C. Cadell addressed the body on periodicals, followed 
by J. W. Cobb and A. Johnson. 

Set 10am tomorrow for the discussion of Missions followed by re- 
marks on State Missions. Then adjourned. 

Benediction bv J. W. Cobb. 



September 30, 1898. 
Met at 9:30am. Sang; "Sweet by and by." Religious services 
conducted by M. A. Harvey. Read Psalm 19. 

At 10 o'clock the Moderator called the Association to order. 



Green River Baptist Association. 



Read, corrected and approved miuiites of yesterday. 

The Moderator announced the following committees : 

State of Religion — H D Harrill, chairman ; P O Harmon, A H Nan- 
ney, I P Covington, H. K. Corn. 

Sabhath Schools— \Y ¥1 Whiteside, A E Elack, J A Rucker, H A 
Plarrill, W. L. Bland 

Temperance — J M Walker, chairman ; J O Price, M A Harvey, J R 
Justice, B F Oorpening. 

Education — O L Stringlield, K Buchanan, W R Taylor, W L Haynes, 
J D Whiteside s. 

Orphanage — A Johnson, W P Owen, L L Deck, N C Lovelace, W W 
Hemphill. 

Deceased Ministers — Wm Justice, J D Hemphill, G T Feagan, W" T 
Beam, G M Keeter. 

Aged Minister's Relief — J G Sorrels, G- W Hodge, J ¥7 Grayson, W 
L. Parker, Vv^ D Splawn. 

Nominations to State Baptist Convention— Z B V Freenian, W M 
Young, W O Watkins, W N Splavfn, N J Bland. 

Place and Introductory — N Buchanan, W E Wilson, J E Morgan, 
John H Callahan, L G Price. 

Nomination Board of Missions and Sunday Schools — L L Deck, L M 
Stott, John E Smith, J A Lattimer, John P Arledge 

Nominate Member Board of State Missions — J O Price, J Vf Guffey, 
J H Bianton, B P Jackson, G W Whiteside. 

Call for churches not represented yesterday : 

Whiteside Valley — S J Collins, J R Whiteside. 

The Moderator gave the right hand of fellowship to the messengers 
from these churches. 

Welcomed — Brother Chas E Taylor, of Wake Forest College. 

Discussion of Missions by C B Justice, and O. L. Striiigfield. 

Read and adopted report of committee on newdy constituted churches. 

Report on State Missions read by W. M. Whiteside, and C. B. Jus- 
tice read report of board of missions, Then the body vras addressed by 
J. E. White, after which a cash collection was taken, amounting to 
$12.75 for State Missions, and pledges taken from messengers for the 
churches. Then adjourned 1 hour. 



Hymn; — '-While the days are going by," etc. Received Rufus Con- 
stance from Silver Creek "svithout a letter, Welcomed S, A. Bridges 
and T. J. Moss from Sandy Run Association. 

Remarks by J. C. Price on Christian giving. Then distributed a 
number of printed sermons by R. L. Patton on this subject to all the 
delegates for their churches at his own expense. 

Report on Home Missions read by J. E. White — discussed by J, C. 
Caddell, H. D. Harrill, J. C. Sorrels, T. B. Justice, J. C. Price, and O. 
L, Stringfield. Pledges from, the churches taken and report adopted. 

Report on board of missions and Sunday Schools read and adopted. 
Treasurers report read and adopted. 

Finance report r-. ad and adopted, 



Green River Baptist Association. 



Committee on time, place and introductory strmon report and is ad- 
opted. 

Committee on nominations toState and Southern Bapti&tConventions 
make their report which is adopted. 

Moved that any member of this body being present at any other 
Association may be recognized as a correspondent. 

Agreed that 10am to-morrow be made special hour for claims of the 
orphanage, and 11am. Foreign Missions; 1pm. Education. Adjourned 
after benediction by T. B. Justice. 



October 1, 1898. 

Association met at 10am, Sang Hymn, "Harvesters go forth." etc. 
The Moderator read 1. Cor, 13. Prayer by S. A. Bridges. Called to 
order by Moderator ; Minutes of yesterday read and approved. E^eport 
on deceased ministers read and approved. 

A. Johnson offered report on Orphanage, and addressed the body on 
its claims. At the close of his speech collected in cash |22.00 ; and after 
taking pledges from the churches the report was adopted. 

By motion gave this hour, which was set for Foreign Missions to the 
discussion of the report on Education as read by O. L. Stringfield. Re- 
marks by Dr C. E. Taylor, O. L. Stringfield and C. B. Justice. 

By motion deferred the further consideration of this subject until af- 
ter the report of Foreign Missions is disposed of, which is set for the 
first matter after recess of one hour. Benediction by A. P. HoUifield. 



Jl.ft;es*noon Sessxoxi.. 

Hymn : — "Redeemer Savior friend of man," etc. Report on Foreign 
Plissions read and discussed by T. B. Justice, followed by O. L. String- 
field ; pledges taken by C. B. Justice. 

Resumed the consideration of the subject of education. When M. H. 
Justice and O. L. Stiungfield addressed the body on ministerial educa- 
tion. Cash collection for this work was taken amounting to |5.71, af- 
ter which pledges were given by the delegates. 

W. M. Whiteside read and discussed report on Sabbath schools. 
Then this subject was deferred till 10 am. to-morrow. 

H. D. Harrill offered report on state of religion — adopted. 

Committee's report on aged ministers relief was read and endorsed. 

Report on members of State Board of Missions was read, amended, 
and adopted. 

Report on temperance offered and spoken to by H. D. Harrill, H. K. 
Corn, A. B, Mashburn and J, C, Price, 

By motion adopted the report, 

A, L. Rucker, the historian of the body reported the reception of the 
history of three churches. 

Resolution of thanks offered by A. B. Mashburn, was heartily en- 
dorsed. 



Green River Baptist Association. 



The following auditing committee was appointed by the Moderator : 

T. C. Smith, J. H. Callahan and G. W. Hodge. 

The following report on Religious Exercises was made for to- 
morrow, viz: T. B. Justice Missionary Sermon at the stand and M. M. 
Landrum in the house at 10 a m, O. L. Stringfield preach at 1 p. m. 

By motion the Association adjourned. Prayer by J. C. Sorrels. 



October 2, 1898. 

Met at 10 a m. Called to order by the Moderator. Appointed A. L. 
Grayson, T. B. Justice and W. M. Whiteside to audit the minutes of 
yesterday. 

W. L. Haynes, J. W. Smith, and W. M. Whiteside spoke to the re- 
port on Sabbath Schools. 

At 11 o'clock C. B. Justice preached in the house and T. B. Justice at 
the stand. Collection for State Missions $3.57. 

O. L. Stringfield preached at the stand at 1 p m. Collection to pay 
for publishing the Sunday School program, $3.00. 

A. P. Hollifield preached at the stand Saturday at 1 p m. 

The weather each day except Sunday, when we had flying clouds and 
light showers, was a little warm and dry. 

Congregation good at the beginning and grew larger each day. 

The speeches all seemed to be sent from the Heavenly Father, con- 
ducted by the Holy Ghost, and delivered by the Lord's best servants, io 
a very large congeegation of attentive hearers. 

May the Lord bless and the Holy Spirit guide all of us till we meet at 
Mount Vernon one year hence. M. M. LANDRUM, Moderator. 

A. P. SORRELS, Clerk. 



STATE MISSION. 

The history of Stat'^ Missions is virtually the history of the rise and 
progress of North Carolina Baptists reaching from the year 1730 to the 
presnt time. 

It is a work so clearly in accordance with divine commandment, with 
the spirit of Jesus and with the nobler impulses of the Christian heart 
and life, that it needs no argument to commend it to the sympathies of 
the Association. 

Since the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools was organized our 
State Missionaries have preached the Gospel on over 4,000 destitute 
fields, and have organized at mission points more than one- third of the 
whole namber of Baptist churches we now have in North Carolina. 

And along with this God blessed work of construction and evangeli- 
zation every department of our denominational life has been stimulated 
— Education, the Orphanage, HomeMissions and Foreign Missions — have 
felt and continue to feel the effect of State Missions on them in endow- 
ments, patronage, support and sympathy and enlarged beneficence at 
the hands of our people. 

Your committee is glad to report that the Baptists of North Carolina 
have a larger force of missionaries in the field this year than ever before 



Green River Baptist Aassociation. 



ill our history. One liiiiidred and three regular missionaries are at work 
preaching the g-ospel to threfs hujidred and fifty-eight destitute points. 
The cause is being pressed by these faithful workers in fifty-sis coun- 
ties in North Carolina. 

The reports from their fields as they have come indicate encourage- 
ment and even enthusiasm. God is blessing the word in their hands. 
We may depend upon it, His grace will be poured out upon their labors. 
Ours is the duty of prayer and svnipathy. It is the battle of our Christ 
Yvdiich they are waging, the battle of our cause and priceless principles. 
We should feel honored of our God that we are co-laborers with him in 
the great work of bringing .North Carolina to own and honor our Mas- 
ter. The burden, if it is reckoned a burden, the responsibility, is on us 
to support this work and these workers. 

We ha.ve planned and a^rranged the vfork this year on a $15,000 basis. 
All the year the missionpaies have been at svork hopef ally relying upon 
our faithfulness in paying the small amounts promised, 

As yet only a small prf)Dortion of the amount needed has been raised 
— the day now is on us Avhen each must do something. 

We recommend to every pastor that he urge his churclies to make an 

cember 1st. 
J. E. WHITE, ^ 

W. M. WHITESIDE, i Oom'-iictee 
J. L. BARNES, ( oommiccee. 

U. E. KEETER, j 

HOME MISSION. 

Southern Baptists are engaged in Home Mission vv^ork on five great 
fields. In vfork in our mountain sections, comprising the States of 
Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. 
Among the Indians, Negroes, foreign population and in the islands of 
Cuba. The d.irection of this work is committed to our Home Mission 
Board situated in Atlanta, Georgia, of w^hicli Dr. I. T. Tichenor is the 
able and wise corresponding secretary. Last year we had in the field 
487 missionaries. These missionaries baptized 4,739 believers into the 
fellowship of mission churches. 

God seems to be opining even greater doors of opportunity before th""s 
V7ork every year. The late war v/ith Spain has taken down the barriers 
in Cuba and Porto Rico. These unhappy islands have been freed in 
God's Providence from the tyranny of Spain. 

Although Peace has been proclaimed at Washington between Spain 
and the United, the vmr has not yet ended. It has justbegtm. Cuba and 
Porto Rico must be freed from the thralldom of error and superstition. 
The Catholic church is entrenched just as the Spanish men at Santiago. 
Christ's army mast storm the breastworks, not with carnal weapons , 
Init the mignt weapon, the Gospel of Christ. 

We must have 100 new missioneries at once. Southern Baptists have 
the opportunity v;hich ]io other denomination claim. God is calling us to 
enter. Let our churches hear — and not only hear but heed the call. 
Your committee reccom mends that each church in this Association un- 
dertake to do something for this great work during the coming year. 

J. C. CAD13ELL, '] 
, H. D. HARRILL, p^,.,,,,..... 
J. A.. RUCKSR, {-Committee. 

J. R. JUSTICE, j 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The great body of Southern Baptists have undertaken a great Vv^ork. 
The vv^ork of telling to utmost parts of the earth the good news of salva- 
tion, the gospel of God — the gospel grace, the gospel Jesus Christ. 

With th": blessed assurance of our Master tJmt "I am with you al- 
ways, even unto the end of the vroiid," the Southern Baptist Conven- 



Green River Baptist Association. 



tion, composed of representatives from all the Southern States, careful- 
ly considered the work and the means and methods for doing it. A half 
century ago a Foreign Mission Board was elected whose duty it was and 
is, to keep fully alive to the needs and means that the work presents. 

Under the management of the Convention, made up of our represent- 
atives, this board which is elected annually has, so directed the v/orkas 
to gain great ground, and rem ove much stubborn opposition. There has 
appeared no good reason to interfere with this method — their annual 
reports having been submitted and scrutinized by the den< >niination 
from yoar to year. The report at the meeting of the Convention in 
May of this year, sho.ved that at that time the Board was oat of debt. 
It also ghov/ed that for a year, to May 1st, 1898, the receipt amounted 
to 1124.249.69. For the same year 70i converts v/ere baptized as results 
of the work and God's Blessing of it. 

There are eighty iiiissionaries under appointment by the Ec^aid, ciixd 
many natives have joined in the work of preaching Christ to their own 
people. The gospel is being preached by these missionaries in Africa , 
Italy, Brazil, Mexico, JaTmn. and forty of them are in China. The wom- 
en's Societies have given great aid to the work, $21,638.51 of the amount 
above mentioned having been raised by them. ¥7e have men in North 
Carolina ready to leiive home and obey the command, "Go ye into all 
the v7orld." But, "How shall they go except they are sent,' and how 
shall they remain unless they are supported. 

Only a small per cent of our Southern Baptists can go as missi(>naries, 
but ninety-nine per cent. can give something to sapport those v ho do go. 
"What a man does by another he does himself." "If ye then being evil 
know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more will 
your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" If 
those who have been bought with the price of Jesus blood would ask 
and get the fullness of the Spirit in their hearts, there would be lives 
and living con ef crated to God and heathen nations v^ould rise up re- 
joicing in salvation, Vv'hile Christians who complain of shriveled sotils 
and iceberg experiences, would delight in their own fatness, and grow 
broad enough to take in all the v\"orld and embrace all humanity. 

"For his sake, alwaj^s brings its revrard, and with it strength for 
greater deeds and nobler achievements. " We recommend a season of 
special prayer in every church, that the Holy Syjirit will guide the peo- 
ple to their duty, to remember the Master and the lost ones, in tiie n)at- 
ter of missions. T. B. JUSTICE, Chairman. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

The Baptist Orphanage has jtist closed a year of great prosperity. A 
gracious providence has cared for the health of the officers and children. 
Though a severe epidenric of measles has prevailed, only one child die.<l 
from the disease. One has died from heart disease and ane from dropsy. 

Since the last session of this bodv many valuable improvements have 
been made. The Central or School Building has been completed, at a 
cost of more than |5,000. During the past year this been occupied and 
found admirabi}'' suited to the purpose for which it was erected. By 
means of this bidlding the superintendent has been enabled to grade the 
school properly, and thus to have the children more thoroughiy tatight, 
And, too, the congregating of the chilldren into this building for instruc- 
tion, has opened for sleeping rooms the room heretofore tised for school 
rooms. The Trustees hax'^e thtis found themselves in a position to admit 
a larger number of orphans, than the original plan of buildings permitted , 

A home for the general manager — certainly an urgent need — is in pro- 
cess of erection. He and his wife have heretofore been housed in the 
infirmary, an inconvenient arrangement, especially in case of epidemic 
disease raging. ,, The Treasurer's report shows that the sum $500.00 has 
been contributed for this building, though $1,200.00 were subi-x-ribed at 
the last session of the Baptist State Convention.. 



10 Green River Baptist Association. 

A new x^rinting press and general outfit for. "Oharity and Children" 
have been secured at a cost of several hundred dollars. A marked im- 
Drovement in the general make up — the mechanical part — of the paper 
has been observed by all. It is carefully edited, and is in all respects ad- 
mirably filling the sphere. The Treasurer's report shove's that the recepts 
from subscriptions andadvertising have exceeded the expenses by$319.58. 
The Orphanage owns a farm of over three hundred acres of fairly 
valuable land. The products of this farm for the last year are estim.ated 
to be worthfl ,282.00. The total expenses of making the crop were $649.45, 
leaving a net profit ot |782.55. 

The total receipts in money and in kind for the past year reached the 
magnificent sum of $13,871.05 — the largest of any year in the historv of 
the orphanage. A part of this v/as used to pay off the debt on Central 
Buildine: — a part, $1,000, was legacy from Dr. R. I). Fleming's estate — 
and ^9,010.00 were used to clothe, feed and teach one hundred and sixty 
children — m.aking the average cost per head $56.00. And your committee 
'l3egs to assure this body that this sumr Vv^isely used has been found suffi- 
cient to maintain in a very comfortable style the orphan children under 
the care of this institution. 

The Orphanage is supported solely by voluntary offerings of the Bap- 
tist people of North Carolina. Behind it are no legislative appropriations 
or Masonic or Odd Fellows Lodges. 

We urse the churches to bear a part in this labor of love, not onlj^for 
sake of the Orphanage, but for the develomnent of the churches. 

AKCHIBALD JOHNSON, ] ' 
W. T. OWENS, j 

L. L. DECK, >Com.mittec. 

N. C. LOVELACE, 
W. Y. HEMPHILL J 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Th^ r^nrjtists of North, Carolina are committed unreservedly to the 
cviur.Q of education. Believing as we do in individual liberty in all mat- 
ters 01 conscience and-relig:ion, we naturally favor the best and broadest 
culture of the individual faculties. Inasmuch as the great majority of 
the children of the State are dependent upon the public schools for their 
education, we v^ry earnestly favor the support of these schools by taxa- 
tion. The aBpalling condition of illitera.cj in our borders makes it doubly 
im-portant that every honorable effort shall be tried to render our com- 
mon school system m.ore efficient. • 

The present policy of oar State towards higher education we consider 
unnecessarv, unwiRC, uniust, and reaffirm our unwavering belief in the 
wisdom and efficiency of the Yoluntary Principle. 

The Education ojp Wo]M"N. — As the first school is the home and the 
mother the most important teacher, and as the influence of vv^omen is a 
potent force in advancing or retarding the progress of civili.'^^ation and 
Christian;ity. it followa if"-ha r h'^r education is a matter of supreme im- 
portance. 

We rejoice in the steadv and encouraging progress of the movement 
for the Woman's college in Pi,s.leigh. The building is being pushed to 
rapid completion, and vrlll, in tlienenr future, be ready to open its doors 
to our women. But there is still much to be done. A great enterprise 
needs a great deal of money. Our Woman's College needs the support of 
every Baptist in the State, especially should the members of the- Associ- 
ation accord a liberal supi^ort to this institution located in their borders. 

'I'he Oxford Seminary and Murffreesboro Institute, are both excellent 
institutions under Baptist control and should receive a liberal patronasTP. 

Wake For^^.st College. — WakeForestCo] ]pge belongs to the Bn-ntists 
of North Carolina. Founded and fostered in their prayers and sacrifices, 
it has ever sought to do their v/ill and serve their interests.lt is pre-em- 
i:i"?it]v nni^r'st'an. cn^/n-^^e It rtrh'^s to rrivo t])/>rer.gb c"!";lt';"]:e at moder- 



Green River Baptist Association. 11 

ate cost in a distiiicsively christian atmospliere. The Bible has been 
made an essential part of the college course and is required of all appli- 
tants for degrees. 

The last session of the college \\^as in some respects the most sllcccss- 
ful in all its history. The enrollment, 25 3, surpassed ail previous records ; 
the health of the students was excellent, and their general spirit one of 
order, industry and decorum. The present session has opened well and 
the prospects for the future are g;Ood, but thej^ can be realized only as 
the college has the support of the Baptists of the State. Will not every 
member of the Association recognize and emphasise his ownership in 
the college by giving in larger measure his prayers, his patronage and 
his sympathy? 

MiNiSFEKiAL Education. — Wise leadership is essential to the largest 
success. Wise leaders must be trained. In our work as a denomination 
our preachers are our leaders. In this ag'e as never beforp need training. 
To aid worth}'' and indigent young ministers in getting this training 
the State Convention established the Board of Education. The value of 
the work of this board is attested by the lives and labors of its beneficia- 
ries. In a careful and judicious way it dispenses the contributions of the 
churches to needy young men who have been approved by their churches. 
Its aid is given as a loan. Last session about thirty young men wejre aid- 
ed. There are other worthy applicants but they cannot be hel^^ed unless 
the churches increase their contributions. What say you brethren? Will 
not the churches of the Association blessed with the prospect of a boun- 
tiful harvest i:>romise to do i^iore for training reapers ibr tbe Ivl'aster's 
great harvest? Our opportunity is 5?-reat and our duty urgent. 

- O. L. STBINGFIELD,^ 1 

>T. BUCHANAN, I 

W.H.TAYLOR, V Committee. 

■ W. L. HAYNSS, 

J. 13. Y/HITSSIDE, 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

> The Sunday school is the church meeting for the purpose of teaching 
the Christian religion. The divine command is clear to teach as well as 
preach the gospel. History and experience go. to show that the church 
^vliich neglects the teaching work of Christianity is the looser by reason 
of that fact. Hence y^e urge that every church within our bounds sus- 
tain a Sunday School, 

It is with pleasure tiiat vv^e note the increased interest in the Sunday 
School work throughout the State. The State Convention at Greensboro 
in 1895 appointed a comndttee of fifteen members of the Board of Mis- 
sions and Sunday Schools to whom w^as committed the Sunday School 
yvork of the State The obiect in view is to have a well equipped Bap- 
tist Sunday School for fifry-two Sundays in each year within the reach 
of every individ).ial in the State. 

Some interest has leen ay aliened, some progress made. Our Sunday 
Schools are gradually incre asnig both in number of schools and efficien- 
cy. About 25 Sunday Schools Institutes have been held the present year. 

Much remains to be done. The v>ork is in its first stages of a new de- 
velopment. Statistics are not always reliable, and this is especialy true 
of Sunday Schools in E or til Carolina. As near as we can fmd it there 
ar>"^ tfcree-fourtbs of our church members not in Sunday School. About 
^]30,000 children between three and eighteen years of age are not in Sun 
day School, and near a^ million people in all who are not reached by the 
Smiday School work. Let every church strive to bring into the v/ork its 
ovv-n n.ien-bership aric ail y/^itbin its influence, and then if possible organ 
i7;e Sanda'f Schools in near neighborhoods. 

Let every church and every community have a Sunday School ; keep 
it open every Sunday in the year ; bring everylwdy in reach and teach 
for God's glory. Then yill the Sunday School be a power for good and 
a rf'al force in evan.gelizing the world. 



12 Green River Baptist Association. 

We are so glad to see the advancement that has been made in the 
Sunday School work in the bounds of onr own Association. There is 
increased interest being manifested in all our churches. 

During last year we held a number Sunday School Associations. At 
these meetings we raised |40.25 to help in building church houses. Now^ 
we have arrangements made for the next three meetings of our Sunday 
School Association. We earnestly reouest all our Sundav Schools to join 
us in this noble work. " W. M. WHITESIDE, 1 

A. E. FLAOK, ! 

J. T. RUCKER. )> Committee. 

H. A. HARRILL, I 
W. L. BLAND, J 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We think the cause of temperance is advancing in the thoughts and 
lives of our people. But recommend that it be given more infiluence in 
our public meetings, especially in our Sunday School gatherings. We 
feel that if intemperance is ever driven from our land it must largely be 
done by individual effort on the part of each of us. It demands our 
greatest efforts because of the fearful results of the excessive use of spir- 
ituous liquors. We recommend that our churches show their members 
bv teaching and discipline that they are not going to tolerate drinkers, 
sellers or producers of the instruments of hell, to damn the bodies, minds 
and souls of our people. JNO. M. WALKER, ^ 

J. O. PRICE, I 

M. A. HARVEY, )> Committee. 

J. R. JUSTICE, 

B. F. COPENING, 

REPORT ON STATE OF RELIGION. 

If we were to take the reports as given in the letters from the churches 
as an evidence by which we would fully decide as to the state of the 
churches religiously, we would decide that it was not as good as in some 
years in the past, for there have not been as many conversions or bap- 
tisms as in the past year, but as we have seed time as well as harvest, 
let us decide that this year has been a time of seed sowing out of which 
we may gather an abundant harvest in days to come. Therefore, let us 
be hopeful, believing that there is a glorious harvest in the near future. 
Respectfully submitted, H. D. HARRILL, ) 

T. P. COVINGTON, } Committee. 

A. H. NANNEY, ) 

DECEASED MINISTERS. 

Your committee on deceased ministers after some inquiry are thank- 
ful to report that the lives of all the ministers of the Green River Asso- 
ciation have been precious in God's sight during the past year. 

A. B. MASHBURN. 1 
L. D. HEMPHILL, | 
G. T. FEAGAN, ^ Committee. 
W. F. BROWN, I 

G. M. KEETER, J 

STATE AND SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTIONS. 

We your committee on nominations to State and Southern Baptist 
Conventions would recommend for State Convention, Revs. T. B. Jus- 
tice, J. C. Sorrels and H. D. Han-ill. For Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion, Rev. C. B. Justice ; Alternate A. P. Sorrels. Respectfully submit- 
ted Z. B. V. FREEMAN, 1 

Wm. M. NANNEY, ' Committee 
W. N. SP ANGLER, > <-c>mmittee. 

N. J. BLAND, J 



Green River Baptist Association. 13 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMTTMEIE. 

We find that thirty-five dollars (|35.35) and thirty-five cents have 
been sent for printing minutes. We recommend that the clerk have 
ten dollars for his services and that he have minutes printed with the 
balance of the fund after fui-nishing blank church letters. 

A. L. GRAYSON, HENRY HUTHSTINER, Committee. 
We the committee to nominate a member of the State Board of Mis- 
sions recommend W. M. Whiteside for the position. 

J. O. PRICE, J. W. GUFFEY ) ^^_ . , , 

J. H. BLANTON, G. W. WHITESIDE, ] committee. 

REPORT OF HISTORIAN, 

To THE Green River Association : 

Dear Brethren : — Since your last annual meeting sketches of Bill's 
Creek, Dysartsville and Bethlehem churches have been received. Since 
1889 six churches only have responded to the call of your body in fur- 
nising the historical data repeatedly requested. Respectfully, 

October 1st, 1898. A L RUCKER, Historian. 

treasurer's condensed REPORT. 

Received since the last meeting of this body : For State Missions, 
$82.99 ; Foreign Missions, |20 1.51 ; Home Missions, |52. 66 ; Home Mission 
Box, $57.44; Ministerial Education, |1.65; Baptist Orphanage, |36.75; 
Baptist Orphanage Box, $7.00; Aged Ministers' Relief, $2.60. Total 
$442.60. 

The amounts herewith reported, with request for auditing committee 
to pass on fche above amounts, together with receipts during the session. 

September 30, 1898. A. L. GRAYSON, Treasurer. 

committee on newly constituted CHURCHES. 

Your committee to whom was referred the applications of the newly 
constituted churches at Mountain View and Chapel Hill, having exam- 
ined the,^ articles of faith, etc, of said churchas and finding them ortho- 
dox, recommend that they be received as constituted members of this 
body. Respectfully, C. B. JUSTICE, Chairman. 

J. C. SORRELS, 
L. L. DECK. 

report of the board of missions and SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Through the goodness and mercy of God we come together again in 
our annual meeting to recount his wonderful dealing w^itli us, to look 
over the fi.eid, noting the progress that has been made, and to devise 
ways and means for prosecuting the work for the coming year. At the 
beginning of the present year your Board met and recommended the 
appointment of Rev. J. C. Sorrels as missionary to that part of McDow- 
ell county north the Catawba river, to preach especially at Clear Creek, 
Turkey Cove, North Cove and Carter's Creek, with occasional appoint- 
ments at Armstrong Creek and Pepper's Creek, at a salary of $300.00 
and Brother J. M. Walker to Cherry Springs, supplementing Cedar 
Greek, and Macedonia at a salary of $75.00. Brother Sorrels has held, 
assisted by other brethren laboriug as voluntary missionaries, nine 
protracted meetings in which there w^ere 51 conversions. He has bap- 
tized 14 and 11 others are awaiting baptism ; built one house of worship 
costing $500. There are on this field as now occupied by brother Sorrels, 
three organized churches, while there are thirty Baptists who have al- 
ready given their names and will be constituted into a church in the 
near future. The outlook for this field is very hopeful. The best of re- 
sults, are to be hoped for, but still the demands on us are very impera- 
tive, calling for our m.ost liberal contributions, sympathies and prayers. 

After another year the Cedar Creek church wiU be self-sustaining. 

Brother Sorrels has preached during the year 102 sermons, made 69 re- 
ligious visits. This field formerly embraced a territory of about 1,000 
squar3 miles in which there were only two weak churches. Now there 



14 Green River Baptist Association. 

are six ehurches all doing good work. At present the field is about 29x25 
miles in extent with a population of about 2,000 people, most of whom 
are favorably disposed towards the Baptists 

The people on the field have paid, or secured by subscriptions, to Bro 
Sorrels support, |44. 

During the year brother Walker has preached at Cherry Springs and 
Macedonia churches and also at a station near the head of Cedar Creek. 
He reports three baptisms. The Cherry Spring church is now building 
a new house of worship. At the first meeting of the Board after the last 
session of your body brother H D Harrill was appointed to look after 
the collections for home missions and brother W M Whiteside those for 
State missions. As appears from the letters from the churches there 

has been contributed by them for Foreign Mission,! ; for Home 

Missions, $ ; for State Missions, % . For a. more full report 

on the different departments of our mission work you are referred to re- 
ports of committees appointed on these subjects. 

C. B. JUSTICE, Chairman^ 

REPORT ON AGED MINISTER'S RELIEF FUND. 

We are so glad that the Lord moved upon the Baptist State Conven- 
tion to appoint a Board located at Durham, N.C., whose especial duty it 
is to look after the aged Baptist ministers of the State, those who have 
spent all the days of their youth in the Masters cause, those who are 
now weighed down by the weight of years, those who are now physical 
wrecks because of their hard work, those who are now embarrassed by 
poverty, because they have not only given their time but their means 
also for the advancement of the Master's cause. We earnestly request 
that the pastors of our churches bring this matter before their people 
and that we contribute liberally to their support, because the Lord's 
poor we have always with us, and the Lord makes them cares of ours. 

Respectfully submitted, J. O. SORRELS, ) 

G. W. HODGE, J. W. GRAYSON, } Committee. 
W. S. PARKER, W. D. SPLAWN, 



Green River Bajjtist Association. 



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T>/Kija.-vi.-tes of ^Ir&e 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 



Of the Green Rivei* Baptist Association for the Year 1898. 



The Woman's Missionary Union of the Green River Baptist Associa- 
tion met in its second, annual Session at the stand at Pleasant Hill 
church, during the session of the Association, on Thursday September 
29, 1898 at 2pm. Mrs. J. A. Grayson read the 100th Psalm, and Mrs. T. 
O. Bradley led in prayer. 

The meeting was called to order by the President and Mrs. T.C.Brad- 
ley, was requested to act as secretary. 

A letter was read from Miss Heck, to the Union on the importance of 
each Christian present realizing the obligations resting on her, to give 
the gospel to the world, was made by Mrs. Grayson. 

Letters from the different societies were read, but as the reports were 
entirely statistical, the names of the delegates were not reported. 

The following^societies reported their years work as follows : 





Foreign 


State 


Home 


Total 




Missions 


Missions 


Missions 


Bethel, 


- $ 7 35 


1 3 65 


$ 2 00 


|13 00 


Dysartsville, 


89 


38 


38 


1 15 


Marion, 


8 95 


2 56 


6 30 


17 81 


Montford's Cove, 


1 87 


2 65 


4 60 


9 07 


Pleasant Hill, 


2 40 


2 35 


18 65 


23 30 


Round Hill, 








5 00 


Rutherf ordton , 


- 16 88 


11 32 


66 52 


94 72 


Rutherfordton Sunbeams, 


3 94 


3 81 


3 65 


11 40 



Marion Sunbeams, for Orphanage, $1.77 

Letters were read" from missionaries by the following ladies : 
Miss Belle Davis read one from Mrs. G. W. Green on the work in 
Southern China ;^| Miss Annice Callahan read one from Miss Ida Hayes 
on her work in the Modeiro Institute, and also one from Miss Anna Wil- 
son,! The Meeting then adjourned until Saturday afternoon when there 
will be another meeting provided there are no services at the stand. 

Saturday, October 1st. 
There being preaching at the stand stand at the time appointed, the 
final meeting at the Woman's Missionary Union for 1898 was not held. 

Mrs. J. A. GRAYSAN, President. 
Mrs. T. C. BRADLEY, Secretary. 



SOCIETIES. 

Bethel, 
Dysartsville, 
Marion, 

Montford's Cove, 
Old Fort, 
Pleasant Hill, 
Round Hill, 
Rutherfordton, 
Clear Creek, 

SUNBEAMS, 

Marion, 
Rutherfordton, 



S'tsK.'ti.siiica.l. n?£t.l3le. 

PRESIDENTS. 

Miss Mary Grayson, 

Mrs. M. J. Walker, 
" J. L. Morgan, 
" A. Morgan, 
" W. P. Terrell, 
" M. J. Grizzle 
' ' Martha Sorrels, 

Miss M. D Smith, 

Mrs. Annie Ray. 

Mrs. J. M. Dellinger, 
Miss Annie Justice, 



POSTOFFICES. 

Nealsville, N. 

Dysartsville, ' 

Marion, ' 

Otter Creek, ' 

Old Fort, ' 

Mack, ' 

Union Mills, ' 

Rutherfordton,' 

Garden City, ' 

Marion, ' 
Rutherfordton, ' 



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Green River Baptist Association. 



The committee onboard of Associational Missions submit the following 

REPOHT, 

We, the committee, report the following names as members of the 
Associational Board of Missions and Sunday Schools with O. B. Justice, 
of Rutherfordton, as chairman, 



Bethel, 


Z V Morris, 


Nealsville, N. O. 


Bethlehem, 


A W Gilliam, 


Old Fort, " 


Beulah, 


Joshua Pitman, 


Mills Spring, " 


Big Level, 


Jerry Jackson, 


Poplar Grove, " 


Bill's Creek, 


Jno F Logan, 


Ayr, " 


Bridgewate.r 


W P Hemphill, 


Bridgewater, " 


Camp Creek, 


J L Barnes, 


Trio, " 


Cane Creek, 


Joseph Laughter, 


Dimsdale, " 


Chapel Hill, 


B F Corpening, 


Marion, " 


Cherry Spring, 


Wilson Moffit, 


Old Fort, " 


ChimneyRock, 


W M Henderson, 


Chimney Rock, " 


Clear Creek, 


Newton Buchanan, 


Greenlee, " 


Columbus, 


N B Jackson, 


Columbus, " 


Coopers Gap, 


H K Corn, 


Dimsdale, " 


DysartvilJe, 


W H Taylor, 


Dysartville, " 


Eureka, 


A S Whiteside, 


Uree, " 


Green River, 


J H Blanton, 


Poor's Ford, " 


Green's Creek, 


. J E Smith, 


Collinsville, " 


Hall Town, 


Jonathan Hall, 


Marion, " 


HarmonyGr've 


W S Freeman, 


Rocky Pass, " 


Henry Station, 






Macedonia, 


Joseph Arrowood, 


Nealsville, " 


Marion, 


Henry Huthstiner, 


Marion, " 


Mills Spring, 


J A Rucker, 


Mill's Spring " 


Montf'rd'sC've 


L D Hp.mphill, 


Otter Creek, " 


Mountain Cr'k 


M B Flack, 


Cuba, ' ' 


Mount 'in View 


Elbert Jackson, 


Turner, " 


Mount Vernon, 


N J Rollins, 


Rutherfordton, " 


Old Fort, 


G M Keeter, 


Old Fort, " 


Piney Knob, 


J F Bland, 


Cuba, " 


Pleasant Grove 


N C Lovelace, 


Green Hill, " 


Pleasant Hill, 


M D Hill, 


. Rutherfordton , ' ' 


Rock Spring, 


H M Whiteside, 




Round Hill, 


C. J. Flack. 


Cuba, " 


(HD 
Ruth'rf 'dt'n, <^ T B , 


Harrill, 


Forest City, " 


Justice, A L Grayson, TC Smith 


1 Rutherfordt'n, " 


( J H Callahan and Vv^ T Payseur, 


Silver Creek, 


J A McCraw, 


Mills Spring, " 


Stone Mount'n 


S B Grant, 


Jeter, " 


Sunny Vale, 


J P. Padgett, 


Garden City, " 


Turkey Cove, 


R P Hollifield, 


Armstrong, " 


Walnut Grove. 


J H Brown, 


Ashford, " 


Wh'side Valley 


S J Collins, 


Grassy Knob, " 


Zion Hill, 


F Bedford, 


Marion, " 


L. L. DECK, J. H. LATTIMORE, } ^^ ;,^_ 


J. P. ARLEGE, J. E. SMITH 


5 ) 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE. 

We your committee on Time and Place of next meeting recommend 
that the next meeting of the Green River Association be held with the 
church at Mount Vernon, Thursday before the first Sunday in October, 
1899, and that Elder W. M. Whiteside preach the introductory sermon 
and Elder J. C. Sorrels, alternate. N. BUCHANAN, ) 

L. G. PRICE, T. T. MILLS, ' Committee. 

J. H. CALLAHAN, J. E. MORGAN, ) 



Green River Baptist Association, 



17 



RESOLUTION OF THANKS BY A. B. MASHBURN. 

Resolved that all members of this body and all visitors are indebted 
beyond our povv^er to express it, to the Pleasant Hill church and the 
people of this vicinity for the unbounded hospitality extended to to us all, 

PLEDGES EOR MISSIONS, ETC. 





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$ 10 00 


1 15 00 


1 15 00 


1 5 00 


1 2 00 


Bethlehem, 


5 00 


1 00 


5 00 


4 00 




Beulah, 












Bi^ Level, 


3 00 


3 00 


3 00 


1 00 




Bill's Creek, 


1 00 


2 00 


2 00 






Bridgewater, 


15 00 


15 00 


15 00 


15 00 


10 00 


Camp Creek, 


2 00 


2 00 


2 00 


2 00 


1 00 


Cane Creek, 




1 00 




1 00 


1 00 


Chapel Hill, 


1 00 


2 00 


1 00 


1 00 




Cherry Spring, 


2 00 


1 00 


1 00 






Chimney Rock, 












Clear Creek, 


5 00 


2 00 


5 00 


2 00 




Columbus, 


5 00 


5 00 


3 00 


2 00 




Coopers Gap, 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 




Dysartville, 


5 00 


2 00 


5 00 


2 00 




Eureka, 


2 00 




5 00 


1 00 




Green River, 


2 50 


1 50 


2 00 


1 00 




Green's Creek, 


1 00 


1 00 




2 00 




Hall Town, 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 




HarmonyGr've 






2 00 


1 00 




Henry Station, 












Macedonia, 


3 00 


1 00 








Marion, 


15 00 


5 00 


10 00 


10 00 


2 50 


Mills Spring, 


5 00 


2 50 


4 00 


1 00 




Montf'rd'sC've 


5 00 


5 00 


2 00 


1 50 




Mountain Cr'k 


30 00 


25 00 


30 00 


10 00 


5 00 


Mount Vernon, 


10 00 


5 00 


10 00 


5 00 


1 00 


Mount 'in View 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 






Old Fort, 


10 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 




Piney Knob, 


2 00 


1 50 


2 00 


1 00 


1 00 


Pleasant Grove 


2 00 


1 00 


2 00 


2 00 




Pleasant Hill, 


2 00 


2 50 


10 00 


2 00 


2 00 


Rock Spring, 


1 00 


1 00 








Round Hill, 


15 00 


10 00 


10 00 


2 00 




Rutherford ton, 


90 00 


25 00 


100 00 


15 00 


5 00 


Silver Creek, 












Stone Mount 'n 


1 00 


1 00 




1 00 




Sunny Vale, 












Turkey Cove, 


1 00 




2 00 






Walnut Grove. 


2 Oo 




4 00 






Wh'side Valley 




1 00 


2 00 


1 00 




Zion Hill, 






1 00 








1256 50 


1148 00 


1263 00 


1 98 50, 


130 50 



18 Green River Baptist Assoeiation. 

ASSOCIATION COA^ENANT. 

Article 1. We believe in one only and true God, and that there are 
three persons in the Godhead — the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost 
— and these are in one substance, and equal in power and glory. 

Art. 2. We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are 
the Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. 

Art. 8. We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 

Art. 4. We beliove in man's Impoten'^y to recover himself from the 
fallen stat'^ ho i'-^ in, bv his own free will and ability. 

Art. 5, We beli'^ve that sinners are justified in the sight of God only 
through the imnuted righteousness of Jesus Christ. 

Art. fi. we believe the saints shall presevere in grace, and that they 
never shall finallv fall awav. 

Art. 7. Wf^ beli'^ve that Bat^tism. and the Lord's Supper are ordinan- 
ces instituted by Christ, and that true believers are the only proper sub- 
jects thereof. 

Art. 8. We believe that immersion is the only spiritual mode of baptism. 

Art. 9. We believe that no person has a right to administer the ordi- 
nances but such as are regularly called and qualified thereto. 

Art. 10. We beleive in the ressurrection of the dead, and a general 
indirment ; that the punishment of the wicked shall be everlasting, and 
the joys of the rigteous eternal. 

Art. 11. We the members of the Green River Baptist Association, 
agreeing to the above Articles of Faith, do, for and in behalf of the 
churches which we renresent, covenant and agree, and give ourselves up 
to each other in church and Christian fellowship, in order to keep up 
the unity of the sDirit in the bonds of peace, and to assist each other in 
all matters of distress, and to pray for each other's prosperity. 



CONSTITUTION. 

This Association shall be known as the Green River Baptist Asso- 
ni VIRION, and shall be composed of Baptist churches whose articles of 
faitli and constitution are in harmony with those of the Association. 

Each church shall be allowed a representation of two delegates in ad- 
dition to their regular ordained ministers, and every church of over fifty 
members sholl be allowed one additional delegate for every fifty addi- 
tional members, 

Thf> m-imary object of the Association shall be to encourage and sup- 
port Wake Forest College, to educate young men called of God to the 
ministry and approved by the churches to which they belong ; to encour- 
age education among neoDle of the State ; to support the gosDel in the 
destitute portions of the State and of the Southern Baptist Convention ; 
to send the gospel to the nations that have it not ; to encourage the dis- 
tribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious literature ; to as- 
sist Baptist churches in the erection of houses of worship ; to ecourage 
the proner care of indigent orphan children and destitute and aged min- 
isters of the Gospel ; to encourage the organization and support of Bap- 
tist Sunday Schools, and to co-or)earate with the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention in all its departments of labor. 

This Association shall meet annually on Thursday before the first 
Sabbath in October 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk and Treas- 
urer, who shall be elected by the Association, and continue in office un- 
til their successors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside, or fill the chair, by callinR- some member 
of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance with Mell's Par- 
liamentary Practice. 



GreeTi River Baptist Association. 19 

The Clerk shall record the proceedings, conduct the correspondence, 
and publisli and distribute the minutes. 

The treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the churches or 
individals to the objects of the Association, receipting the contributors 
for same, and forward all contributions to their proper destination, 
and make a full report of all receipts and disbursements to the Associa- 
tion at its annual session, and on retiring from his office turn over to 
his successor all moneys, papers and books belonging thereto, 

There shall be appointed by the Association at each session a Board 
of Missions and Sunday Schools, consisting of one member from each 
church belonging to the Association and several other brethren living 
in Ilutherfcrdton or its immediate vicinity, five of vv^honi shall consti- 
tute a quorum, which, during the intervals between between the meet- 
ings of the Association, shall have charge of the various interests and 
objects fostered by the Association, and shall encourage the churches 
to give liberally thereto ; and shall make a full report of its work, inclu- 
ding such suggestions relative thereto as it may think advisable, to the 
Association at its annual sessions. 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, any three 
members of the Board may call a meeting thereof. 

This constitution may be changed or amended^at any annual session 
by two-thirds of the representative voting in the affiirmative. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



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1. Fix time of meeting and adjournment. 

2. Call for messengers present without letters from their churches. 

3. Call for applications for membership m this body. 

4. Appoint committees on Preaching and Finance. 

5. Recognize in their official capacity, any present who may repre- 
sent general denominational interests. 

6. Call for correspondents, renewing the call at the opening of each 
morning session. 

7. Appoint committees on State of Religion, State, Home and Foreign 
Missions, Sabbath Schdols, Temperance, Education, Orphanage, De- 
ceased Ministers, Aged Ministers, Nominations State and Southern 
Conventions, Place and Introductory Sermon of next Session, Periodi- 
cals, etc., urging reports as soon as possible. 

8. Call for reports of committees. 

9. Ordered: That this Association, at this session, 1894, appoint a 
suitable man as Historian, whose business it shall be to collect such facts 
as he may be able to do, in reference to our church and associational 
history, and report the same annually, until the same shall have been 
completed. 

10. Give an opportunity to present the claims of Foreign, Home, State 
Missions and Orphanage, with any other general interest supported by 
this body. 

11. Fix Time and Place of next meeting and appoint the introductory 
preacher, an alternate, also minister to preach the missionary sermon. 

12. Appoint correspondents to other bodies. 

13. Miscellaneous business. 

14. Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conventions. 

15. Elect Board provided for in Constituion. 

16. Arrange for printing, distributing Minutes and paying Clerk. 

17. Adjourn. 



20 Green River Baptist Association. 

ECHOES FROM THE CHURCHES. 

Beulah — Pray for us. 

Camp Creek — Had five day's meeting in August. 

Cane Creek — Is strict on temperance. Has two licentiates. Has been 
blessed with a series of meetings,. Asks an interest in our prayers. 

Chapel Hill — Was constituted with twenty members March 20th, 1898. 
Since then has almost completed a house of worship. They ask to be 
admitted into this body and are received. 

Columbus — We have had a meeting of ten days in which J. M. Bur- 
nett aided the pastor. The membership seems to be revived. 

Cooper's Gap — Are faithful on temperance, Has been greatly revived. 
Pray for us. 

Daysartsville — We stand as a beacon light on temperance. We had 
a meeting of 12 days. 

Green River — We are endeavoring to carry out the temperance reso- 
lutions. Pray for us. 

Green's Creek — Asks for the next meeting of this body. Not granted. 

Hall Town — Has a nice house on the way. Had a good revival and 
have a fiourishing|Sunday School. 

Marion — We are carrying out the temperance resolutions. W. M. So- 
ciety Missions, $17.81 ; S. B. Society, |1.97. 

Mills Spring — Had no revival meeting, owing to illness of past3r at 
time appointed. 

Montford's Cove — Woman's Missionary Society |11,00 

Mount Vernon — Has their house ready for painting. Had a gracious 
revival. Asks for the meeting of this body. Request granted. 

Mountain View — Was constituted June 1898 with 26 members. Has 
secured ground on which to build a house. Has a temperance resolution. 

Old Fort — Has organized a Woman's Missionary Society with eight 
members. 

Pleasant Hill — We have had a glorious revival. 

Round Hill — We had three Sunday Schools in two and a half miles 
of the church during the summer with about 40 scholars in each school. 

Rutherfordton— Woman's Society, $94.72. Sunbeam Society $11.40. 

Sunny Vale — We are struggling for the cause of Christ. We ask for 
$25.00 to help support our pastor, 

Whiteside Valley — Has paid her pledge for Missions and asks for our 
prayers. 



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7 


3 


1 


18 





4 


99 


147 


246 


6 


65 


_ 


30 


$ 1 50 


$ 80 00 


$ 


Betlileliein, 


2 








13 


1 


— 


40 


63 


103 


4 


56 





50 


2 20 


50 00 




Eeulaii, 
Bi52^ Level, 




3 




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1 


8 


10 


19 

65 


29 


r^ 


30 

37 




12 

72 


30 

1 50 


10 00 

38 75 







1 


5 


2 




30- 


95 


5 







Bill's Creek, 
Biiclgewater, 


3 


5 


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o 


o 


_,( t 


125 
15 


170 
27 












40 00 
100 00 






2 


— 





12 


6 


25 


31 


25 


4 00 


8 


Camp Creek, 


1 




1 


— 


— 


1 


23 


65 


93 


















Cane Creek, 


2 


4 





1 


4 


i 


31 


68 


99 


7 


98 




210 


4 20 


25 00 




Chapel Hill, 
Clear Creek, 




r> 










10 
12 


- 19 
29 


29 
41 


6 

•8 


62 
60 




70 
64 


7 20 
6 00 


25 00 
20 00 




11 


13 





3 





1 




5 


Columbus. 


2 


2 





1 


3 


1 


44 


69 


113 


5 


35 




50 


4 05 


112 00 


81 


Cooi^ers Gap, 


12 


5 


8 


25 


2 


2 


56 


76 


132 


7 


45 




87 


2 50 


35 50 




DjwSartville, 


8 


2 


1 


1 


— 


2 


57 


116 


173 


8 


84 




150 


3 71 


60 00 


2 


Eureka, 
Green Siver, 
Green's Creek, 














5 
46 
39 


7 


13 
120 
120 


1 


10 
30 
43 




10 

220 
66 




15 25 
37 00 
60 00 






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1 
1 


1 

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7/' 


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4 40 
1 84 







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4 


90 


7 








Hall Town, 


— 


2 





2 


— 


— 


17 


23 


40 


6 


58 








25 00 






Harm on v Cxr ' ve 


5 


3 


— 


2 


— 


— 


56 


74 


130 


6 


66 




73 


3 60 


30 00 






Macedonia, 


15 


A 


1 


4 


— 


1 


32 


43 


75 














. 




Marion, 




7 





12 


3 


2 


25 


47 


72 


6 


72 




140 


31 40 


225 00 


25 


Mill^ Spring, 




3 


— 


6 


1 


1 


41 


77 


118 


6 


45 


36 


50 


5 58 


100 00 


11 


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4 


10 


A 


(15 


135 


200 


7 






200 


6 00 


75 oO 




Mountain Cr'k 


9 


3 


2 


20 


1 


1 


108 


138 


244 


7 


79 




7i 


3 45 


75 00 




Monrit Vernon, 


36 


10 


2 


5 


2 


1 


131 


199 


330 


24 


120 




100 


21 50 


33 


Mount'in Vie\v 


2 


2 










14 


16 


30 














Old Fort, 


2 


20 










26 


39 


65 


11 


59 




146 


23 00 


110 00 9 


Piney Knob, 


1 


1 


2 


8 


2 


4 


34 


51 


85 


6 


40 




42 


3 40 




Pleasa^nt Grove 


2 


6 


1 


4 


2 


1 


52 


78 


131 












75 00 


Pleasant Hill, 


29 


o 




3 


1 


2 


81 


79 


160 


10 


50 




20 




100 00 


3 


Rock Spring, 






1 








17 


36 


53 


4 


40 




24 


1 40 


42 50 




Round Hill, 




2 




11 






78 


137 


215 


o 


40 




48 


2 00 
21 00 


60 00 


3 


Rutherford ton , 


3 


5 




2 


1 


3 


'74 


102 


1 76 


7 


90 




125 


200 00 


26 


Stone Mount 'n 


1 


8 


o 


G 


5 




40 


70 


110 


7 


57 




47 


7 85 


35 00 




Bunny Vale, 


1 












7 


15 


22 


5 


51 




35 


8 40 


10 00 


. 


Turkey Cove, 




2 


3 






1 


9 


38 


47 


3 


20 








10 00 


2 


V/alnut Grove. 








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2 


9 


11 


6 


25 




30 




12 40 




Wh' side Valley 














17 


34 


51 





31 


7 


116 


3 00 






Zion Hill, 




1 














ix 


















158' 


136 


29 


184 


48 


43 


1490 


2487 


39771 


21li 


1629'74' 


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10 45 
48 65 
40 60 
110 56 
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25 75 


5 00 
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2 71 




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63 70 
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182 97 
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2 00 

20 00 

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1 40 


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10 00 








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5 00 












1000 00 


1 20 


175 00 


201 20 
















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1 00 

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20 00 

121 20 

86 70 


2 15 
5 40 
1 00 




1 15 
5 53 
1 00 


1 57 






4 87 

12 28 

2 00 


80 87 

183 48 

88 70 








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19 02 


83 07 


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96 95 


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15 60 

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60 00 


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2 00 

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3 00 

504 00 


32 60 

41 00 

564 00 


















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30 50 

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252 06 


3 65 










300 00 


303 65 


328 95 

30 55 

7 65 

347 56 


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6 40 
95 50 


1 65 




8 63 


15 89 


13 05 


1 65 


41 50 


1 00 
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112 14 
78 66 


5 25 

5 55 




5 00 
5 00 








10 25 
15 20 


122 89 
93 86 






1 65 




3 00 


8 00 


39 75 


123 25 


14 05 


10 55 


35 11 


8 26 






68 57 


186 82 


1 40 




40 79 


10 25 




4 55 






920 00 


934 80 


975 59 


1 00 




1 00 
















1 00 


1 00 


50 55 


170 55 


10 00 


3 44 


5 00 


15 90 


1 00 


1 00 


36 87 


206 92 


55 




65 


2 00 




5 32 


i 51 




1 12 


9 95 


10 50 


1 05 




76 05 


2 00 




7 50 








9 50 


85 55 


1 10 


3 95 


108 90 


2 35 


2 35 


12 40 


1 25 




2 25 


20 60 


129 50 


50 




43 00 






3 50 






3 50 


46 50 


1 25 


177 00 


251 25 


13 85 


6 20 


12 71 


1 50 






34 26 


285 51 


1 GO 


25 00 


254 10 


93 13 


151 04 


114 89 


25 70 




1 00 


389 03 


648 16 


70 


5 80 


41 50 


2 00 




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3 00 


44 50 


50 




10 50 


1 02 












1 02 


11 52 


50 




12 80 


1 00 










1 00 


2 00 


14 80 


25 




12 65 


1 20 




4 00 


1 00 






6 20 


18 85 


50 




50 


4 14 




3 01 








7 15 


7 65 


|B2 55 


$585 '13' 


^3536 03 


^258 71 


$198 29 


$319,06 


$85 18'$7 65I 


^2794 22' 


$3663 22 


$7199 09 



'TREll.SXJJEtESJ^'S StSPOStrT; 



CHURCHES. 


State 
Mis'ns. 


F'r'ign 
Mis'ns. 


Home 
Mis'ns. 


Orph. 


Aged 
Mins 


MinsT 
Edu'n 


Total 


Min 
Fund. 


Bethel. 


$ 13 65 


$ 19 35 


$ 2 00 




$ 


$ 


$ 35 00 


$ 90 


Bethiehem, 




4 38 




$ 2 71 






7 09 


75 


Benlali, 


1 00 












1 00 


45 


Bis: Level, 


4 15 


• 2 00 


1 35 


1 00 






8 50 


60 


Bill's Creek, 




4 96 


1 05 








6 01 


80 


Bridge water, 


1 00 


11 77 


8 69 


3 40 


4 00 


5 00 


33 86 


2 00 


Gamp Creek, 


1 40 


1 35 










2 75 


85 


Cane Creek, 
















75 


Chapel Hill, 
















1 20 


Cherry Spring, 
















35 


ChimneyRock, 


















Clear Creek, 


2 15 


1 15 




1 57 






4 87 


90 


Columbus, 


5 40 


5 00 






1 35 




11 75 


50 


Coopers Gap, 


1 05 


2 15 










3 20 


1 20 


Dysartville, 


8 08 


39 


38 








8 85 


1 25 


Eureka, 


5 00 


10 00 


2 Oo 








17 00 


35 


Green River, 


1 00 


2 00 










3 00 


1 00 


Green's Creek, 
















90 


Hall Town, 
















30 


HarmonyGr've 








50 






50 


55 


Henry Station, 


















Macedonia, 




1 00 










1 00 


30 


Marion, 


15 28 


15 45 


14 93 




1 25 


1 65 


48 56 


1 65 


Mills Spring, 


5 80 


5 00 










10 80 


1 00 


Montf rd'sC've 


5 00 


5 00 


55 








10 55 


50 


Mountain Cr'k 


7 50 


32 76 


8 50 








48 76 


3 30 


Mount'in View 
















1 10 


Mount Vernon, 


■ 10 25 


4 55 










14 80 


1 40 


Old Fort, 


5 73 


5 00 






1 00 


1 00 


12 73 


1 00 


Piney Knob, 


2 00 






1 51 






3 51 


55 


Pleasant Grove 


2 01 


2 00 










4 01 


1 05 


Pleasant Hill, 


2 35 


10 26 


2 35 


1 25 






16 21 


1 10 


Rock Spring, 




3 50 










3 50 


50 


Round Hill, 


10 60 


13 68 


6 62 


1 50 






32 41 


1 25 


Rutherford ton. 


48 21 


95 39 


83 17 


25 70 






253 47 


1 60 


Silver Creek, 




3 00 










3 00 


1 50 


Stone Mount 'n 


2 00 


1 00 










2 00 


70 


Sunny Vale, 


















Turkey Cove, 
















50 


Walnut Grove. 




4 00 




1 00 






5 00 


45 


Wh'side Valley 


4 14 


3 01 










17 15 


50 


Zion Hill, 


















S S Association 


7 86 






n 02 






18 88 




M A Harvey, 


50 


1 00 










1 50 




Collections, 


16 32 






22 00 




5 71 


44 03 






$189 44 


$270 10 


$131 50 


$73 16 


$8 60 


$13 35 


$686 25 


$35 50 



The "collection" in last item of this report refers to those taken up during the 
session of this body. Nearly $200.00 was contributed bv the Woman's Missionary- 
Societies. See report of their second annual meeting elsewhere in these minutes. 
Rutherfordton and Pleasant Hill sent valuable boxes of clothing to Home Mis- 
sionaries. Also several amounts were contributed by Sunday Schools which was 
duly credited to their respective churches. Piney Knob church sent $5 for Gospel 
Missions and its S. S. 32 cents. There was a balance on last year's work for State 
Missions from Round Hill and Rutherfordton churches came iu too late for this 
report. All of which is respectfully submitted. A. L. GRAYSON, Treasurer. 
We have examined the receipts and find proper credits for $686.25 asreported. 

T. C. SMITH, ) 

G. W. HODGE, [ Committee. 

J. H. CALLAHAN, ) 



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MINUTES 



-OF THE- 



FIFTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIAITON, 



-HELD WITH THE- 



CKURCH A T MOUNT VERNON, RUTHERFORD CO., N. C. 



September 28, 29 and SO and October 1, 1899. 



Will be held with the church at Dysartsville, McDowell county, 
N. C, beginning on Thursday before the first Sunday in Octo- 
ber 1900. 



RUTHERFORDTON, N. C. 

C. B, BROOKS, PRINTER AND BINDER. 

1899. 



MINUTES 



-OP THE- 



FIFTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



IIREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



-HELD WITH THE- 



CHURCH AT MOUNT VERNON, RUTHERFORD CO.,N. C. 



September 28,. 29 and 80 and October 1, 1899. 



Will be held with the church at Dysartsville, McDowell county, 
N. C, beginning on Thursday before the first Sunday in Octo- 
ber, 1900. " . 



KUTHERFOJJDTON, N. C. 
C. B. BROOKS, PRINTER AND BINDER. 

1899. 



\ 



Of FXCJSRS: 



M. M, LANDRUM, Moderator, 
ALBERT L. GRAYSON, Treasurer, 
ALONZO P. SORRELS, Clerk. 



Fingerville, S. C. 

Rutherfordton, N. O. 

Gilkey, N. 0. 



Ovdaixied ]Mi:ixiiBtei*a: 



Elder J. 


R. 


Denton, 


Elder M. 


0. 


Elliott, 


Elder J. 


F. 


Haney, 


Elder H. 


D. 


Harrill, 


Elder B. 


B. 


Harris, 


Elder W 


. L 


. Haynes, 


Elder M. 


A 


. Harvey, 


Elder Elbert Jackson, 


Elder 0. 


B. 


Justice, 


Elder T. 


B. 


Justice, 


Elder M, 


. M 


:. Laudrum, 


Elder W 


. H 


:. Logan, 


Elder A. 


B. 


Mashburn, 


Elder J. 


I. : 


Moffitt, 


Elder J. 


C. 


Sorrels, 


Elder E. 


L. 


Taylor, 


Elder J. 


M. 


Walker, 


Elder W 


. M. Whiteside, 


Elder Z. 


T. 


Whiteside, 



Dysartsville, McDowell County, N. C, 

Rocky Pass, McDowell County, N. C. 

- Old Fort, McDowell County, N. C. 

- Forest City, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Dysartsville, McDowell County, N. C. 

- Green Hill, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Old Fort, McDowell County, N. C. 

Turner, Polk County, N. C. 

Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Fingerville, Spartanburg County, S. C. 

Ayr, Rutherford, County, N, C. 

Nealsville, McDowell County, N. (3. 

Stone Mountion, McDowell County, N. O. 

Garden City, McDowell County, N. C. 

Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Uree, Rutherford County, N. C. 



X4ioent>i£i.1>es: 



J. M. Taylor, 
M. F. Pyatt, 
George Gibson, 



Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Bridgewater, McDowel County, N. C. 

Nebo, McDowell County, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS. 

Mount Vernon Baptist Church. 

Rutherford County, N. C, September 28th, 1899. 
Tha Fifty-Ninth Annual Session of the Green River Baptist Associ- 
ation convened at 11 a. m., today. 

The introductory sermon was preached by W. M. Whiteside, Text, II 
Timothy, iv, 2, "Preach the Word." Recess one hour. 

Jl.ft;ei:*noon Sess&on.. 

M. M. Landrum read Rom xii, and led in prayer. Then the roll of 
churches was called, and letters read by T. B. Justice and A, L. Rucker. 

Delegates were enrolled as follows : 

Bethel— A. B. Mashburn, C. B. Morris, J. W. Grayson, W. T. Rob- 
ison, T. C. Morgan. 

Bethlehem — G. G. Morgan, N. C. Jones, N. Hawkins. 

Beulah — R. C. Champion. 
Big Level— Letter. 

Bills Creek— P. C. Shitle, C. D. Earle, T. E. Fardy. 

Bridgewater— P. P. Price, J. C. Price, W. P. Hemphill, B. H. Bomar. 

Camp Creek — J. A. Morehead, Joseph Hutchins, J. L, Barnes. 

Cane Creek — ^Not represented. 

Chapel Hill— B. T. Corpening, B. C. Poteet. 

Cherry Spring— W. G. Walker, G. L. Fortune. 

Chimney Rock — 

Clear Creek — N. Buchanan, J. C. Sorrels, James Turner. 

Columbus — Letter. 

Cooper's Gap— J. A. Mills, R. P. Gibbs. 

Dysartsville — J R. Denton, W. H. Taylor, J. F. Foster. 

Henry Station- 
Macedonia — Letter. 

Marion— Wm. Blanton, M. M. Landrum, 

Mills Spring— A. C. Boone, H. T. Green. J*. J. Lambright. 

Montford's Cove— S. R. Hall, Logan Holford. 

Mountain Creek— W. H. Rucker, H. Portrum, O.M.Lewis,M.B.Flack. 

Mountain View— B. P. Jackson, H. H. Jackson, Elbert Jackson. 

Mount Vernon— H. A. Harrill, A. E. Wilson, J. G. Logan, M. E. 
Norville, R. K. Wilson, J. H. Smith, J. R. Walker. 

Old Fort — Jno. Pendergrass. 

Piney Knob— M, L. Haynes, J. T. Bland. 

Pleasant Grove— G. P. Milton, M. K. Lynch, J. H. Lattimore, W. L. 
Haynes. 

Pleasant Hill— J. M. Walker, M. D. Hill. 

Rock Sprink — Marion Whiteside. 

Round Hill— D. J. Hunt, A. P. Sorrels,A. Nanney,J. C. Keeter, I. P. 
Sorrels, J. D. Morris. 



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Rutherfordton— A. L. Grayson, J. H. Callahan, O. B, Justice, H. D, 
Harrill, T. B. Justice, H. M. Groom. 

Silver Creek — C. C. Collins, C. C. Jones. 

Stone Mountain— M. Hall, J. I. Moffit. 

Sunny Vale — • 

Turkey Gove — Letter. 

Walnut Grove — Letter. , 

Whiteside Valley— P. P. Parker, J. R. Whiteside. 

Zion Hill- 
Suspending the rule, by motion the following officers were elected : 
M. M.Landruni, Moderator; A.P. Sorrels, Clerk; A.L.Grayson,Treasurer. 
Fixed time to meet and adjourn. Meet at 9: 30 A. m., spend one half 
hour in devotional exercises ; adjourn at 12m.; meet at 1 p. m. ; adjourn 
at pleasure. , , 

Invitation for churches wishing to join this body. None applied. 

Welcomed J. E. White, J. C. Caddell, A. Johnson. 

Committee on Religious Exercises. Pastor and deacons of Mount Ver- 
non Church. 

Committee on Finance — A. L. Grayson, J. D. Morris, W. H. Taylor, 
W. P. Hemphill. 

Correspondents from King's Mountain Association — A. G. Erwin, 
G. M. Webb, B. M. Bridges. 

Sandy Run— Z. D. Harrill. 

Report of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools was read by C. B. 
Justice. Fixed time for Periodicals 10:80 tomorrow ; State Missions, 
\l A. M. ; Orphanage, 1 p. m. 

Called to prayer by A. Johnson in behalf of O. L Stringfield, G. B. 
Justice leading. Dismissed by A. C. Erwin. 



SecondL X>£k>y--IVi:ox*nlxi.^ Session. 

Met 9 :)J0 o'clock. Devotional exercises by the Moderator. 

Correspondents from King's Mountain, T. Dixon ; Sandy Ruii, A. P. 
Hollifield. Read and adopted record of yesterday, omitting roll call 
until tomorrow. 

The Moderator announced tloe following committees. 

State Missions— J. E. White, G. B. Morris, J. A. Morehead, M. B. 
Flack, and H. A. Harrill. 

Hoine Missions— T B. Justice, G. B. Milton, J.G. Keeter, J. T Bland, 
S. R.'Hali; 

Foreign Missions— J. R. Denton, N. Buchanan, B. T. Corpening, 
J. a: Mills, G. M. Walton.. 

State of Religion — C. B. Justice, John Pendergrass, I. P. Sorrells, 
J. H. Lattimore, J. H. Brown. 

Sabbath Schools— J. M. Walker, W. H. Rucker, A. E. Wilson, M. L. 
Haynes, James Turner. 

Temperance— W. M. Whiteside, J. L. Vines, G. L. Fortune, B. P. 
Gibbs.. Wm. PJin^s. 

Education— D. J. Hunt, J. H. Smith, T. C. Smith, C. M. Lewis, J. 
W. Gray sou. 



Minutes of the Green Riuer Baptist Association 



Orphanage — A. Jolmson, H. Portrnm, R. H. Bomar, N. CI. Walker, 
J. G. Rayburn. 

Deceased Ministers — T. C. Morgan, Rolin Riippo, L. C. Gibbs, L, M. 
Price, L. D Hemphill. 

Aged Minister's Relief— J. G. Price, R. L. Hall, J. Hines, G. 1^]. Wat- 
kins, R. K. Wilson. 

Southern and State Conventions — Wm. Blanton, J. G. Logan, M. D. 
Hill, A. iN^anney, J. H. Callahaji. 

Place and Introductory Sermon Next Session — J. D. Morris, W. H. 
Taylor, J. E. Smith, Mills L. Justice, E. P. Parker. 

Periodicals— J. C. Caddell, Logan Holford, M. M. Lovelace, J. 1. 
Mofifit, J. C. Sorrels. 

To Nominate Board of Missions and Sunday Schools — H. D. Harrill, 
W. L. Haynes, Millard Pyatt, Z. V. Hudgins, C. O. Collins. 

By motion received the report on Missicms and Sunday School:-; as 
read by C. B. Justice yesterday. 

G. M, Webb announced preaching at the stand : B. M. Bridges 11am., 
A. P. Hollifieid in the afternoon. C. B. Justice asked that the business 
of the Association be not neglected- J. R. Denton that we give preach- 
ing to those desn-ing it. 

Report on Periodicals read by J. C. Caddell — discussed by J. C. Carl- 
dell, A. Johnson. Report adopted. 

Report on State Missions read and discussed by J. E. White, pledges 
from churches and adopted report. Collections for State Missions |21 .00. 

Granted a letter of dismission to Green River church. Benediction 
by J. C. ScrreJs. Adjourned one hour. 

J&..rt;^x*x«ooxs. Session. 

Called to order by the Moderator. A. Johnson read report on Or- 
i:)hanage which was discussed by A. Johnson and C. B. Justice. Report 
adopted. Pledges taken. Collections |20. 20. 

Remarks by J. E. White on Woman's Work. 

By motion made Home Missions the order for 10am., tomorrow. For- 
eign Missions 11am; Education, 1pm. ; Correspondence to Sanday Run, 
H. D. Harrill. All present to represent us. From Sanday Run J. E. 
Herring, T. J. Moss. Adjourned. Benediction by J. E. Herring. 



Met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by W. M. Whiteside, J. E 
Herring read 118 Psalm ; prayer, N. C. Jones. Called and corrected 
roll. Read and adopted record of yesterday. 

Report on Hon! e Missions read by T. B. Justice; remarks, T. B. Jus- 
tice, C. B. Justice, J. C. Caddell. Report adopted. 

Changed the order forForeign Missions and Education. 

Adopted report on nominations. 
D. J. Hunt, read report on Education. Remarks by C. B. Justice, J. R. 
Denton, D. J. Hunt. Extended time one half hour. Afternoon recess 
three-quarters of an hour. 

Education resumed. Remarks by M. H. Justice, Pledges taken, and 



6 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association 

report adopted. Report on Foreign Missions read by J. R. Denton. Re- 
marks by J. R. Denton. Report adopted after taking pledges. Report 
on Temperance by W. M. Whiteside. Discussed by W. M. Whiteside, 
Adopted. Report on State of Religion read by 0. B. Justice; diseussed 
by J. R, Denton, D. J. Hunl, T. B. Justice, J. E. Herring, G. M. Webb. 
Adopted. Report on Board of Missions and Sunday Schools read by 
H. D. Harrill, adopted. Report on Place and Introductory read by T. 
B. Justice; remarks by W. M. Whiteside, O. B. Justice. Report amend- 
ed by striking out Rutherfordton and inserting Dysartsville, adopted. 
Report adopted on Finance when changed by insertiu'^ $S.OO for |10.00 
for Olerk, adopted. Report on Aged Minister's Relief read by J. C. 
Pr'ice, adopted. Report on Deceased Minister by T. 0. Morgan, adopted. 
Report on Sunday School deferred to 10am, tomorrow. Resolution of 
thanks by W. M. Whiteside, adopted. Adjourned to 10am tomorrow. 
Prayer H. M. Croom. 

Prayer by A. B. Mashburn. Called to order by Moderator. Read 
and adopted record of yesterday. By motion in the abscence of a re- 
port on Sunday Schools, remarks were made by W. M.Whiteside J. M. 
Walker read report on this subject, also discussed by C. B. Justice. Re- 
port adopted. By motion authorized the Moderator to appoint two 
additional members on Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, 
living at Rutherfordton. By motion adjourned to meet with the church 
at Dysartsville, on Thursday before the first Sunday in October, 1900. 

At the hour Rev. M. M. Landrum preached in the house from I John 
iii, 1. T. Dixon preached at the stand from John xiv, 6. Collection fo 
State Missions $16.81. Recess one hour. 

At 1 p M Rev. C. B. Justice preached in the house from Matt, xvi, 24 
and John xxvii, 28. W. M. Whiteside preached at the stand from 
Acts xvi, 25. 

The following resolution was adopted Saturday : Resolved, that we 
extend our heartfelt thanks to our beloved Moderator and officers for 
their efficient services, and th-'s church and people for their abundant 
hospitality. W. M. Whiteside. 

The niVoting of the Association at Mount Vernon will be remembered 
by many of us as one of its most successful meetings. 

See pledges and reports of Committees.. 

Be true to God and faithful in His vineyard till we meet at Dysarts- 
ville one vear hence D. V. M. M. LANDRUM, Moderator. 

A. P. SORRELS, Clerk. 



f^XIPORT OF COIVIlMLirrTEJBS. 

The Womans Missionary Society of the Green River Association met 
in annual Missionary Union at the stand on Thursday of the Associa- 
tion, October 28th, 1899. at Mount Vernon church. After singing and 
Bible reading by Mrs. M. L. Justice and prayer by Mi-s. J. H. Grayson, 
vice-Pret^ident of Green River Association, the Union elected Mrs. J. L. 
Morgan, of Marion, Presidont, and Mrs. J L. Taylor, Secretary. The 
President called for reports of the different Societies, ^^■hich reported as 
follows : 

Rutherfordton^ — Delegates — Mrs. M. L. Justice, Mrs. J. L. Taylor — 
contributions for past year — Foreign Missions,|j6.4f) ; State Missions, 
JU.70; Home Missions, $Ji.90; Boxes for missionarv ^5^70. 58. Total 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 7 

1109.54. Miss Mary Smith, Pres. Mrs. J. A. Grayson, Sec. & Treas. 

Rutherfordton, Sunbeams — Foreign Missions, $5.90; State, 4.40; 
Home Missions, $3.88. Total, $14.13 Miss Annie Justice, President. 
Mrs. J. A. Grayson, Sec. and Treasurer. 

Marion — Delegate, Mrs. J. L. Morgan — Contributions for past year — 
Foreign Missions, $10.15; Home Missions, |4.15; Cliristmas offering, 
$1.15; Thanksgiving, $1.30; Female University, $10.25. Total, $27.00 
M. J. Morgan, President. J. M Delinger, Secretary. 

Pleasant Hill — L»elegate, Miss Dora Hill — Contributions for the past 
year — Foreign Missions, $3.88; State Missions, $2.34; Home Missions, 
$2.35 ; Box to Home Mibsionar3^,1898, $17.40 ; Box to Home Missionary, 
1899, $24.85. Total, $50.82. Ocky Taylor, Secretary Mrs. M. J. Gris- 
WOLD, President. 

Bethel — Delegate, Miss Mary Grayson — Contributions for past year — 
Foreign Missions, $7.45 ; State Missions, $3.60; Home Missions, $2.81. 
Total, $13.86. Callie Goforth, Sec. and Treas. Mary Grayson, Pres. 

Montford Cove — Delegates, Mrs. S. Hampton and Mrs. Hemphill — 
Contributions for past year — Foreign missions, $2.55; State missions, 
$3.11; home missions, $4.34. Total, $10.00. M.J. Harris, President. 
Sallie Hampton, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Dysartsville — Delegate, Mrs. S. L. Denton. Contributions for past 
year — Foreign missions, $1.79; State missions, $2.00; home missions, 
$1.50. Total, $5.29. MsrJ. M.Walker, Pres. MrsJ.R.DENTON, Sec.& Tr. 

Mount Vernon — Delegates, Sudie Morgan and Lucy Walker. Contri- 
butions for past year — Foreign missions, $2.00; State missions, $3.00 ; 
home missions, $5.00. Total, $10.00. Annie Wilson, President. Mattie 
Walker, Secretary. 

Round Hill — Delegates, Ada Sorrels and Laura Morris. Contributions 
for past year — Foreign missions, $2.40; State missions, $2.00; Home 
missions, $2.00. Total, $6.40. Cordelia Sorrels, Secretary and Treas. 
Martha Sorrels, President. 

Old Fort — No report. 

Clear Creek — No report. 

Camp Creek — No report. 

Two, new Societies organized the past year. 

All Societies reportea seemed hopeful and encouraged for future work 
With one or two exceptions. Montford 's Cove asked for the prayers of 
the Union, and Round Hill feels the loss, by death, of one of its most 
conseciatea members, Mrs. Nanney. 

Mrs. Grayson read a kind and sympathetic letter from Miss Heck, 
President of the Womon's Missionary Society addressed to the Green 
River Associatou. All joined in singing "I want to bea w^orker" etc, lead 
by Miss Wilson. Letter read by Miss Wilson from Miss White of Canton, 
China, on the system of idolatry, which she says is being slowb" under- 
minetl by Christian books, teaching and the words of men who have 
been to America and other countries. Letter read by Mrs. Hampton 
from Mrs. Tatuni, of Shanghai, China about the blessed opportunities 
God is giving us and asking prayers for physical and spiritual strengtl. 
Other letters were read from Mrs. Pruitt and Mrs. Britton by Mrs. Mat- 
lie Logan and Miss Lucy Walker. Misses Dora Hill and Ola Whiteside 
read a poem "Your Own," with Scriptural responses. Miss Whiteside 
promised to try to organize a Society in her Church, Whiteside Valley, 
the only church represented without one. The associational meeting of 
the Woman s Missionary Society adjourned after deciding to ask Mr. 
John E. White to address them during the Association. 

Friday, October 29— Mr. White addressed the Woman's Missionary 
Society in the church. It was an eloquent talk on the "duty ' of wom- 
en helping to spread the Gospel and a privilege she should be allowed. 
A grand plea for " Woman's Rights," the only "rights" theBaptist wom- 
en of North Carolina want, the right to help spread the (xospel of Jesus 
Christ, to uplift and elevate mankind. Mrs. J. L. TAYLOR, 

Secretar^^ of Associational Meeting. 



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PLEDGES FOR MISSIONS. 





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Bethel 


% 15 00 


% 5 00 


1 20 00 


■S 5 00 


$. 2 00 


Bethlehem 


5 00 


2 00 


5 uO 


3 50 


1 00 


Big- Level . 






2 GO 






Bills Creek 


1 00 


1 00 




1 00 




Bridge water 


20 00 


15 00 


15 00 




10 00 


Camp Creek 


a 00 


3 00 


3 00 


3 00 




Chai^el HHl 


1 50 


2 00 


2 00 


1 50 




Cherry Spring 


5 00 




2 00 




2 00 


Clear Creek 


10 00 


5 00 


10 00 


5 00 




Columbus 




2 25 


4 00 






Cooper's C3ap 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 




Dysartsville 


7 00 


3 00 


5 00 


3 00 




Eureka , 


3 00 


1 00 


5 00 


1 50 




Green's Creek 


2 00 


2 00 




2 00 




Hall Town 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 50 




Harmony Grove 


5 00 


2 00 


3.00 


2 00 


1 00 


Macedonia 


1 00 










IMarion 


20 00 


5 00 


15 00 


10 00 


2 50 


Mills Spring 


6 50 


1 50 


4 00 


2 00 


1 00 


Montford's Gove 


8 00 


2 00 


2 00 


2 00 




Mountain Creek 


30 00 


20 00 


30 00 


5 00 


2 00 


^ Mount Vernon 


12 00 


5 00 


10 00 


5 00 


2 00 


' Mountain View 


1 50 


1 00 


50 


2 00 




Old Port 


8 00 


3 50 


5 00 


5 00 




Piney Knob 


2 00 


1 00 


2 00 


1 50 




Pleasant Grove 


3 00 


2 00 


3 00 


2 00 




Pleasant Hill 


5 00 


5 00 


10 00 


5 00 




Rock Spring 


1 00 


1 00 


3 50 


1 00 




Round Hili; 


15 00 


15 00 


15 00 


5 00 


1 00 


Rutherfordton 


100 00 


50 00 


100 00 


40 00 


5 00 


Silver Creek 


1 00 










Stone Mountain 


1 00 


1 00 


2 00 


1 00 




Turkey Cove 


1 00 


1 00 


2 00 






Walnut Grove 


2 00 


2 00 


4 00 






Whiteside Valley 


'2 00 


1 25 


2 00 


1 50 






$295 50 


$152 50 


$287 50 


$116 00 


$29 50 



KEPOKT ON PLACE AND INTRODUCTORY. 

We your committee on Time and Place of next session of the Green 
River Association be held with the church at Rutherfordton, Thursday 
before the first Sunday in October, 1900, Elder D. J. Hunt to i^reach the 
Introductory Sei-mon, J. C. Sorrells, alternate. 



J. P. MORRIS, W. PI. TAYLOR, 

S. R. HALL, A. C. BOONE, J. E. SMITH, 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 



Committee. 



Your committee v>'Ould siiy that, after another year of labor and sac- 
rifice, there are still millions of human beings who have never heard of 
Jesus and salvation. It devolves upon God's people to carry the Gospel 
to everv la?id and even to everv creature. Then let us not slack our en- 



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ergy or abate our interest in this great work. Respectfully submitted. 
J. R. DENTON, G. M. WALTON, J. A. MILLS, ( p^„,^.h,.p 
N. BUCHANAN, B. F. OORPENING, \ ^^ommirree. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

Since last session of the Association another year of splendid woik 
has been added to the record of State Missions. Thret hundred and 
fifty-eight mission stations have been occupied by our missionaries. Not 
less than 1500 believers have been baptized into the fellowship of mis- 
sion churches, and 15,000 have heard the Gospel. It is a matter for re- 
joicing that under God this work has been such a mighty factor in the 
upbuilding of the Master's Kingdom in North Carolina and the world. 
Dr. C. Durham, said before he died, that never since the days of the 
apostles on earth has any work been more successful in giving the Gos- 
pel to the people. The work seems now to be just entering the greatest 
period of its history. The divine call to go forward is in our ears. The 
door swings open before us. God has called the Baptists to take this 
State for Christ. We are just the people God has fitted for this work. 
In our State one million people are out of Christ — "without God in the 
world. ' ' There are whole counties without a self-supporting Baptist 
church. There are ten whole counties lying east of Greensboro in which 
there are only forty -four churches and only four of these self-sustaining. 
The Board has nine missionaries at work in these counties. Attention 
should be seriously called to the fact that in God's Providence we have 
been called to enlarge the work. The addition of the western counties 
formerly composing the Western North Carolina Convention has trum- 
pet call to enlargement. We have increased our appropriation to $30,- 
000 the year. We recommend and and urge that each'cburch in the As- 
sociation increase its pledges for next year 83 ig per cent, to meet our 
share of the providential enlargement of the work. — Committee. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Home mission work is but a feature in the great sj^stem of work for 
the conversion of mankind. It is one way of obeying the Captain of 
our salvation. It goes hand in hand with foreign missions, State mis- 
sions, associational missions, and every other means by which the news 
of salvation through Jesus Chri t is told, and to be told. Sent by God, 
through us, is the news of redemption to be delivered to every creature. 
Home mission work reaches many Jdestitute parts of North Carolina, 
but it is not confined to our State. Its influence is powerful through- 
out the South — ^^but it is not limited to the Southern States, or the Amer- 
ican Continent. Most of the States composing the Southern Baptist 
Convention are aided in Christian work by the funds contributed to this 
board The Indians are not forgotten and a portion of it is applied to 
work among the negroes. The frontier States and territories must not 
be ignored, and the door- way of glorious opportunities is turning us 
into fields ripe for harvest. God has greatly blessed our ett'orts through 
this board, and his command and his promises are unfailing. It is God's 
work, to be done by you and me. Let us be faithful. 

T. B. JUSTICE, Chairman, i p^,,,,,,itteP 

G. B. MILTON, S. R. HALL, \ Committee. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

We are taught in the Scriptures that we, as Christians, are "not our 
own ; that we are bought with a price ; that we are Christ's and Christ 
is God's, and that we ought thereforefore to glorify God in our bodies 
and in our spirits, which are His." We also learn that the Lord claims 
as sacred to Himself the very best service we can offer. In the days of 
sacrifices He demanded the "firstling of the flock— a lamb without spot 
or blemish." Again we are commanded to "honor the Lord with our 
substance and with the first fruits of all our increase." Herein your 
committee finds an unanswerable argument for Christian education for 
the fullest development of every useful power, body, mind and that we 



10 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

may be able to render the most efficient service possible to "Him who 
loved us and gave Himself for us." True education v^^ould train- ^the 
hand to labor, the voice to speak and sing God's praises, the mi d to 
thinii profoundly and logically, the heart to feel and sympathize with 
unfortunate humanity. Education gives pov^er, and as the railroad 
track guides the mighty engine and makes it such a potent influence in 
our civilization, so we need Christianity to direct forces generated by 
education to accomplish wise and noble ends. 

jN ot only do we hnd Christian education to be an obligation which ^ve 
cannot neglect with impunity, but it is also a matter of wisest policy to 
us as a denomination. It gives us prestige and i,.....:(ir;(, enables us 
the more elfectually to meet the various. form,s of ^c.es^r (^:!.t are pour- 
ing into our section, and to preserve inviolate oui- ciistin' ;,y^ principies 
wuich are so vital to the religious v^oiid. As Baptists we. are se,t . fpr 
the (ucfeiise of the Gospel, for the preservation of the "ordinances oiTtce 
deriveir'd t.) liie saints." The various forms of dangerous heresy that 
art; about us are defended by strong minds. Let us have- Christian 
•s hoiars that Greek may meet Greek on the field of conflict.' , ■ 

Vv^e have just cause to congratulate, ourselves, as a denomination, up- 
on our educational worli, having more money invested in colleges, and 
seminaries than any other people. Wo rejoice most heartily in the" re- 
c ait grovv^th and euiargement of oui' institutions. In 1872. we hadju-st 
,^;j,00u,000 invested m educa tonal work, in 1897 we had over $ -10,000, 000, 
a gain.ol -^^J/-, 000,000 m 25 years. Marvelous growth. 

Among institutions for higher education of women, perhaps it must 
bj conceded that Yassar, an institution founded by the Baptists-, takes 
the lead. Th(3 University of Chicago is perhaps reco^^^nized as the lead- 
ing .university m America, especially for graduate .study. Baptists 
ha v^ jio reason to L»e aslmmed of the stand they are tak ng in educa- 
tion, .tthaii v/e continue tjds record, especially in North Carolina ?. .^ 

f^iiice the Baptists are among the cornmou people ana .=ince the safe- 
ty ami weifarc of a Republic lies in an educated citizenship your com- 
mittee \v<)uiu urge that special attention 

f. Ba given to our public schools. First, see that the officers having 
control are lionest, judicious and have high moral character.- Second, 
..h.at our teachers are scholarly, and men and women of correct habits. 
■Tl.rird, that our comity boards levy a tax suiilcient to prorate' $2 x^er 
s<-hoiar. To t.bose \vho can'alfofd ^ higher education tlran attainable 
111 the public schools, - ■' ; 

( 2. We would .rtfeoinnieiid some college vvTiere religion and the Bible 
receive inarmed attention. We feel that Wake Forest and the Female 
Oiiher ,ity stand highest in the state. Our religious papers and our col- 
leges aie-s-nirces of great strength and inestimable blessings to 'our' de- 
no^iinution, and toall the vv'orld: 

;i: 'Gar ptiuiic schools do not prepare our boys and girls to' enter col- 
lege, and in order to give the preparation necessary to enable one to 
enfei-any good college— and especially Wake Forest and The Female 
U diversity— thy Kound Hill church' has undertaken to ' establish an 
Academy on the church lot, to be owned and controlled by a board- an- 
poiiitecV by said church. .. 

We would further recoiiiiiicnd that this Association endorse and sup- 
port this school. 

.4. Ministerial Education, ^Moses mt'^V Paul were traipedi.. .leaders. 
Theii' training enabled them, to be■p^, ■ crs. -Unr great. It'-aders to- 
day are trained, and it is their traiiir-,; r .:,; (enables them. tO- succeed 
so gniiiiily. . , , 

Go.'i IS constantly calling poor boys into the ministry and if our , peo- 
ple are .lifted up to higher planes of living and led from conquest to vic- 
tory it.must be.throug-h a ti^ained ministry. Let us therefore encour- 
age anayui-ge (jur young iMinisters to educate themselves to the greatjpst 
extent p(,);Ssible, and since the,y ar<^ poor let us give more liberally to ed- 
ucate them. ,(5, M. LEWIS, J. W. GRAYSON, / ^^ . u^.< 
I). J. HUNT, J. H. SMITH, \ ^ '^>^^-^"i^^^' ■ 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 11 

Report of the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools of the Green 
River Baptist Association. 

The God of all grace, wisdom and power has, during the past year, 
blessed the efforts of His servants in a most wonderful manner so that 
the history of the past year would read almost like a chapter from the 
Acts of the Apostles. The wonderful results that have been so visible 
during the past year have not been confined to any one department of 
our work, but have been visible along all the lines of Christian effort 
including foreign missic^ns, home missions, State missions and Sunday 
Schools. 

foreign missions. 

At the la t meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Foreign 
Mission Board reported a much larger number of conversions and bap- 
tisms during last year than in aiiy former year in the history of the 
convention. The total number of baptisms for the year being 845. On 
the question of finances your board quotes as follows from the last re- 
port of the Foreign Mission Board: "We regret exceedingly to have 
to announce that our receipts for the past year have fallen somewhat 
behind those of several j^ears past. Still it must be remembered that 
for several years we have taken extra collections to pay old indebted- 
ness, and this year ojr collection have hardly been normal on account 
of the reaction and for other causes. We are glad to report all debts 
paid, and believe our work should be greatly enlarged. This can be done, 
by increased contributions. Every one of our States can and ought to 
■increase her contributions for this great work of the Lord Jesus.' The 
Convention instructed the Board to increase the number of its mission- 
aries twenty-five per cent, and to ask the denomination for an increase 
of twenty-five per cent, in contributions. In obedience to those instruc- 
tions the Board has sent out, since the meeting of the convention a 
number of missionaries, This increase in our mission force vail neces- 
sitate an increa&'e in our contributions. Your Board would recommend 
that this Association make an effort to enlarge the contributions of the 
churches not less than twenty-five per cent. This can be easily doiie if 
the necei;;sary effort is made. 

' ' ■ home missions. 

The following figures taken from the report of the Htmie Mission 
Bo:;ird as submitted to the Southern Baptist Convention at its last ses- 
sion gives the results or the work of the Board for the last year, No. of 
mibsionariis, ('5o ; weeks of labor, 17,424; churches and stations sup- 
' plied, 2,520; serm eras and addresses delivered, 04,718; prayer meetings 
held,' 12,020; religious visits made, 108,3-^0 ; baptized, 0,552; total addi- 
tions, 12,988, For the year ending April 30, 1899, the board of home 
missi(ms received from the churches and expended for tins work |() 1,794- 
'.58, an increase of $7,744.17 over the previous year. 

SUNDAY schools. 

■ The Sanday Schoe)l Boarel of the S(Hithern Baptist Convention was 
appointeel eight years ago last May. Its object is ro foster and develop 
the Sunday School intere;;t in tlie*^ bounds of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention and thereby aid our pastors and churches in the prosecution of 
■their God-given we>rk of preaching.the gospel,,teaohing the people to the 
end that sinners may be saved anet the saved edified and develop into 
useful Christians.. Its motto is "A Baptist Sunelay School. su])plied 
with good I^aptist literature, in every neighborhood in the bounds of tlu^ 
Soushern Baptist Convention."' The literature published i)y it is eepial 
to any that is being published, and in its general make up is better 
ada])ted to tlie wants of Southern Baptists than is any Sunday School 
publications known so your board. We therefore advise all tiie churches 
to use in their Sundav Schools the diterature of the Southern Baptist 
Conventionasbytso doing they will not only be supplying their Schools 
; with the best of literature, but; at the same, time be making it possible 
for the board to do still gr(\at en- good as all the profits derived from its 



12 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

publications are appropriated to Bible distribution, Sunday School mis- 
sions and foreign and home missions. We would call special attention 
to the following paragraph taken from the last report of the Sunday 
School Board as read by Dr. Frost, corresponding secretary, before the 
Convention : "As the Convention has in mind a celebration for the year 
1900, we would aek that earnest consideration be given for making 
that a decided advancement in the Sunday School cause through 
out the states and territories. There is here a great opportunity where 
the Convention can save a harvest that shall make the coming year sur- 
pass anything that has ever been done in the past. We need improve- 
ment in the Sunday School that we have, we need Sunday Schools in 
the churches that have not hitherto had them, and all al'^>ng the line to 
improve our Sunday School condition, and to foster our Sunday School 
power. God's smiles have been upon us in the past, and we earnestly 
believe he has larger things in store for the future. He has opened a 
great door to the Baptists of the South ; he has brought before us such 
opportunities as our fathers never knew ; he has put in our possession 
means and agencies that under his blessing will redound to His honor 
and glory and to the inbringing of the kingdom of His Son. ' ' 

STATE jNUSSIONS. 

Th 3 Baptist i of North Carolina are more largely indebted under God 
to State Missions for their present attainment than they are to anything 
else. Out of State Missions has grown the Biblical Recorder, Wake 
Forest College, the Orplianage, the Baptist Female University, together 
with all the Associations and churches in the State. Time would fail 
us should we attempt to recount the history of State Missions from the 
days of Paul Palmer to the present. The State Mission Board is this 
j-ear, as directed by the Baptist State Convention at its last session, 
working on the basis of $20,000 instead of $15,000 as heretofore. There 
is now under appointment 100 missionaries who are laboring in the dif- 
ferent parts of the State and who are doing noble work for tha Master, 
The reports from those servants of God are full of good cheer and bids 
u^ go forward in the good work. Rev. J. C. Sorrels, the missionary in 
the bounds of our Association reports having preached 87 sermons, bap- 
tized 24, supplied four churches and two out stations, received by letter 
26, held four protracted meetings and witnessed 63 conversions. Col- 
lected on the field for mirsions and the Orphanage $ , and for other 

expenses, not including salary $ , making a total of $ , also 

on salary in cash and subscription $53.00. There has, perhaps, never 
been a time when the emergencies and the Lord called more truly to 
our Baptist people to "earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to 
the Saints," than the present. Never in all the history of our people 
error, superstition and false doctrine made such efforts to unsettle the 
faith, destroy the unity, and poison the minds of the people, as they are 
making at t\w present time. The state is now being canvassed from 
one end to the other by Mormon Elders, the advocates of the holiness 
craze, and various other crazes ; these teachings can only result in 
evil and in nothing but evil, and unless the people are warned against 
these insidious attacks on the faith, many of them will unthoughtedly 
fall in with them. Are these false teachings to be met with the t.iuth. 
before which they will be swept away as the chaff before the wind ? 
The answer is with the Baptists of the State. Holding the truth as we 
do we are better prepared, under God, to resist successfully, those en- 
creachments on the truth than are any other people. Will we do it? 
If so we must put into every neighborhood a true man who will be able 
to meet these teachers of false doctrines and so present the truth as to 
demonstrate its superiority. There has been contributed by the churches 
of this Association during the past year for Foreign Missions. $301.75 ; 
for home Missions, $263.60; for State Missions, $260.31; for the Or- 
phanage, $133.33; for Education, $ ; for Aged Ministers, $264.90. 

Making a total for all objects of $925.59. C. B. JUSTICE, President. 



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REPORT ON THE STATE OF RELIGION. 

Allow US as your committee to submit the following report : The 
statements contained in the letters from a member of the churches, in 
w^hich they report precious seasons of refreshing from the presence of 
the Lord resulting in the refreshing of the saints, the addition to the 

membership of the churches by faith and baptism of persons, 

on increase in several instances, on the amount contributed to benev- 
olent objects, and the spirit of progress as evidenced in an increase of 
interest in education, and in the manifest disposition to build larger, 
better and neater houses of w^orship, indicate that th(^ churclies are 
making progress. The indications all point to the dawn of a Inighter 
and better day. God seems to be leading his people to higlier attain- 
ments in the life of higher Christian usefulness. Let us render praise 
to the author of all gooc'l for His w^onderful goodness and mercy to the 
people of His choice. 

While there is so much of God's mercy in the past and present of His 
dealings vv^itli us for w^hich to be thankful, yet it is with grief and sad 
foreboding that we note the existence of certain evils, as it seems to ns, 
which threaten to mar the beauty of our church organizations, to weak- 
en our influence and damage the cause of Christ. We refer to the 
growing tendency to allow the occasion of the election of a pastor, one 
of the most important and vital duties devolving on a church, to be- 
come an occasion of division and discord, sometimes degenerating into 
a scramble after victory, such as is want, in many instances, to charac- 
terize political contestants in their efforts to secure their own success or 
to secure the election of their favorites. These things always weakens 
a church, destroys brotherly love and gives the world and the devil an 
occasion to cast rei)roach on the cause of Christ. These things ought 
not to be, and cannot be consistent with Eph. 4:8, "Eiideavoring to 
keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace." We would, there- 
fore, in the spirit oi" brotherly love, and prompted by a sincere desire to 
promote the peace and harmony of the churches and the greatest good 
of the entire brotherhood, recommend the adoption of the folltAving 
resolutions : 

Resolved, First, not presuming to infringe on the rights of the 
churches nor in any way to interfere in their discipline, ^ve advise th(^ 
churches in union to abandon the present plan of calling their pastors 
annually aiid call them indefinitely, letting it be understood that the 
relation may be dissolved at any time that the church or pastor either, 
or both, may deem it necessary. 

Kesolvert, Second, that the churches be advised to change the time of 
electing or calling their pastors, from the present time of calling to No- 
vember, letting the pastorate begin the first of January instead of the 
first of October. Respectfully submitted. 

C. B. JUSTICE, Pres., J. T. LATTTMORE, / .. .,, 

T. P. SORRELLS, J. N. PENDERGRASS, \ ^^-^'i^^"^!"^'^ • 

TEMPERANCE. 

Webster says that ',Tempevance" means, first, moderaticm; particu- 
larly, habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural 
appetites and passions ; restrained or moderate indulgence, as temper- 
ance in eating and drinking. We can heartily accept this doctrine of 
Temperance in our eating, working and pleasure, but it seems to us 
that we need a stronger word than this to teach the true Bible on the 
whiskey subject. Accepting the word ' Temperance" on this subject 
we would authorize our boys to use whiskey moderately when God 
te^Us them in Prov. 25 :31 — "Look not thou upon the wine when it is 
red, ^v'hen it giveth its color in the cup, when it moveth itself arigiit." 
It may possibly be right from what Paul said to Timothy : "Take a lit- 
tle for thine often infirmaties," to use whiskey as a medicine. We can 
safely say upon the authority of Godis Word that it is a sin for us to be 
temperate in the use of whiskey. Therefore we recommend that our 
churches stand by the "Temperance Resolution," and that we speak 
out boldly against dram driniiing as a beverage and that vce use the 
stronger term, "total abstinence in speaking with reference to this 
special sin. W. M. WHITESIDES, J. L. VINES, ; 

G. L. FORTUNE, P. P. PRICE, Committee. 

B. P. GIBBS. WILLIAM HINES, ^ 



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^ REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

We nave ,>2;3 60 from the churches for minutes. We recommend 110 
for services of clerk, and that he furnish usual church letters and 
have minutes printed with balance of the fund. ' 

We also ask for the appointment of the auditing committee for treas 
urers report. The moderator appointed for said committe, Brethren 
J. H. Callahan and T. C. Smith 

A L. GRAYSON, W. H. TAYLOR, / ^ 

W. P. HEMPBELL, J. MORRIS \ Committee. 

Your Committee on Deceased ministers after some inquiry feel thank- 
ful to report that the lives of all the ministers o^ the Green Rivei Is 
sociation have been spared during the past year - The Committee ' 

B J.hS rf '"''"?''" ^''''''"^^'^^''' ^^^ delc^^at.,, lor (he Southern 
Baptist Convention we recommend O. B. .^uytice as delegate For 

H^'d Harwell " ''^'' ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ J" ^- Worrell., \v^. M. ^vhit"esides and 



Wm. M. BLANTON, J G. LOGAN, M. D ±111.1. > 

A. NANNEY, J. H. CALLAHAN Committee. | 

y^^^!!{^V^j^v'^^^ ^^'^ following names 

ivi M Lan^^^^^^^^ ^^^'^^^1^^' T- B." Justice, I 

rvi 1 • . ^FP^'^J^^ ^^^D MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. \ 

f J;f ^^ ^ ^?'' ^''^^'^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^e f^^ids given by our churches ' 
tor the support of our old preachers, who are not able longer to get a ' 

Don ?3t tTiem ^1?T'^'"I'^' ""^^'^^^"^^' ^^"^ ''''^ ^^^^ no^ieansofsup 
Ph^^ nil 1 J ff^ declining years. Last year we raised |1,000 for 

u^n"?.en; ' (^f^f^'^^^'^'^V'^^ ^''^ '^'^^^ dependent 

u^.on tnem. Of the amounts collected only two-thirds is expended 

Lo^dt infr^' T.r'f^ ""V^^^ '^''''' ^^''^'''^^ '^'^ be used The 
iSed sold ri ''i "' ^''^'^' ^^ ""'"'^ P'^1^^^^ *« ^^^^^ ''-'^'^^'^ ^^^t now dis- 
abled soldieis. Every association in the State is now contributing to 
tins cause and many of them are ready to enlarge their contributions 
needed ^nV'f """11"^ AtVesent no increases 

JSi last year '" '''''' churches for the same amount as contribu- 

nf-'^^l^t hfff which is located at Durham, N, C, would be glad to hear 
of any brother neednig help and entitled to support from this source, 
R. L. HALL, J. C. PRICE. R. R. WILSON y ^ 

(t. E. WATKINS, J. HINES, ' J Committee. 

J- . REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

in no period of our denominational history has it been so necessary 
tered b V mi?r 'on v^' r '' "^.'?™'^' concerning the various interest^ 
;f^.? ^ . Convention. We are attempting to enlarge cair contribu- 

bvvh?t^t''h?^5r'"'^^^ ^^«* -^^ measured 

UM.rk Wp^,lf ''l.^'i '''''^ '''^^'1 ^'^^^'^ ^^ ^^^^ ^i^^^« a^^^ progress of our 
aL; .wT. ; ! ^ ""^ ^"".^T^]'?.^'^ to our people the Biblical Recorder. 
Aitei sixtj -hve years of faithful and efficient servica it is better fitted 

WeZ7to^l"^,''? ""'^"^ ^'^^ great interests for which it wfs created 
tv.Zlot^' pleasure the large increase in the oirculation of Chari- 
IJl p^i^^^^"' It IS a faithful and efficient exponent of the work of 
t^oV ^rbr''tfn.?w-''''^r * H^"" '"^^^ ^^^^''^^ ^^Ptist home in our Associa- 
'rage of o.u^^^^^^^^^^^^ ''''^'''' " '' ^'^^^^^ P^^P^^' -^^ -«^thy the pat- 

(.rlki^l'^of'^'^^?^'"^"''''' Journal and the Home Feldare excellent peri- 
(Xl^als gluing the nec^s«ny information concerning the Home Mission 
^^^''^--- J- C. CADDELL, J. C. SORRELLS, / ^ 

J. L. HALFORD, J. I. MOFFITT, \ Committee. 

„,T REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

storn^>tl?fT''^^%^'^^^^ H'^Tf" year Of unusual prosperity. The hail 
humlr^ destroyed the crops but brought^^to,, the institution 

imndi.cis ot new friends and deepened the sympathy of old'ones 
,^.>T. r'""' f'^' "^^ ^^^ children present. The health record for the past 
?.w.f.'f' ^een marvelous. The institution^has not had a visit from a 
pn>sician in three luonths. 

.A new nursery is approaching completion which Avill be rhe most 



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convenient building on the ground. It will cost $2,200 when finished. 
Fifteen hundred dollars of this amount was contributed by one family, 
that of the late Dr. R. D. Fleming, of Warrenton. 

It is proposed, as soon as possible, 1o begin the erection of a machine 
shop as a memorial to the late J. H. Mills, the father of Orphanage 
work in North Carolina. It M^ill require at least |2,500 to establish 
this department. It is sorely needed, and will greatly increase the ef- 
ficiency of our work. We commend this enterprise to the sympathy of 
the brethren. The progress of the children in their studies is most 
'gratifying The school is under the direction of the General Manager, 
who has four excellent teachers in charge of eight grades. We are glad 
to report thorough work done in every department of the t-chool. The 
church and Sunday School are doing a good work. Every helpful and 
'gracious influence is } r ought to bear upon the young lives to train them 
for Christ. We urge every church in the Green River Af^^sociation to 
bear a part in the glorious work. While the Association as a whole is 
greatly helpful to our Orphanage, the minutes show quite a large num- 
ber that do not contribute a cent. Brethren this ought not so to be. 
Much as the Orphanage needs your help, you need the help of the Or- 
phanage more. We cannot afford to lose the blessing of giving to this 
Christ like work. Respectfully submitted, 

ARCHIBALD JOHNSON, H. PORTRUM, / p,,,,,,,,^.^-^,. 

R. H. BOMAR, P. G. WALKER, J. G. RABURN, \ ^^oi^ii^ii^T^^ • 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

It seems that North Carolina is being selected as a field for the teach- 
ing of false doctrines. Therefore it is important that our people be 
taught the pure and simple doctrine of Jesus Christ. As the prophet 
once cast salt into the impure waters and they were healed, so the Sun- 
day School will place saving influences in the minds and hearts of our 
people. It is a sad and surpassingly strange fact that so many of our 
people and churches are indifferent to this important work. This in- 
diti erence is seen from the fact that a number of our churches have no 
Sunday Schools at all, and others run only part of the year. We find 
from the church letters this year that there are only one-third as many 
Scholars in our Sunday Schools as there are members in our church(^s. 
Where are these prOiCssing Christians when the cliursh meets for the 
study "of God's word? The Sunday School takes hold of the children 
and trains them in those things which pertain to their salvation. It 
incites the church members to study of the Scriptures, and gives them 
^vliolesomc werk to do. Ilovi important it is then that every church has 
a Sunday School. The announcements for our Sunday School Associ- 
ation are out . Your committee recommends that our brethren use a 
great effort to make these a suc^cess. 

J. M. WALKER, W. H. RUCKER, A. E. WILSON, / n..r».>.nff.u. 

M L. HAYNES, JAMES TURNER, \ ^--^^"-"'i"^^^ • 

ECHOES FROM THE CHURCHES. 

Bethel — "Fray for us.'' 

Bethlehem — Has enjoyed a revival. Is in g()e)d spiritual cemdition. Is 
praying for the proper man as pastor. Has a branch Sunelay School. 

Leulah — We have not had any series of meetings. Pray fe>r us. 

Big Level — Has a biaiich Sunday School. 

Columbus — Erethren, pray for us. 

Coe)per's Gap — Asks the prayers of all Christians for a revival of re- 
ligion in their iriidi;t. 

Dysartsvillc — We Lave not bael a case of discipline this year. Asks 
for the next session of this bofly. Request granted. _ 

Green River — Requests a letter of dismission to join the Sandy Kun 
iissociation. The letter ^^ as granted. 

(^'reen's Creek — Asks for the ne">xt meeting of the Association. They 
failed to get it. 

Hall Town — Had a revival conducted by Rev. C.J. Shell and Suttle. 

Harmony Grove — Haynes (pastor) Harris and Se)rrels conducted a meet- 
ing one week. 18 were added to the church by experience. The church 
^^as eelified and revives!, 



]6 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 



Macedonia— We have our house ahiiost finished. Has Sunday School 
and prayer meeting every Sunday. Pray for us. 

Marion— We were without a pastor nearly seven months. We arc 
carrying out the temperance resolution. 

Montford's Cove- We are trying to enforce temperance in our church. 
We had a good meeting in August. 

Mountain Creek — We had a good revival. 

Mountain Yiaw— The pastor, assisted by W. B. Horton, conducted a 
good revival. 

Old Fort— Had preaching one-third of the year. Eave a Sunday 
School and prayer meeting. Pray for us. 

Rutherfordton— On motion the church requp^ts tlu^ Association to 
convene with her at its next meeting. Request ivA granted. 

Walnut Grove— W(^ have been blessed with :<!ii c-nvtrsioiis this year. 

Round Hill— Dear Brethren : We are hastening the completion of a 
school building to be owned and controlled by Round Hill Baptist church 
and we want this school to be endorsed and supported by the Green 
River Association. Our house is 82x60 feet, two story, and vestibule in 
front 15x532. In all there will be six rooms. Capacity of house about 
;iOO. Cost when completed about |1,000. Our object is to give boys and 
girls an education under religious influences, and to prepare them for 
Wake Forest, the Baptist Female University, or any college they may 
desire to enter. Our Board of Trustees have secured the services of Rev. 
U. J. Hunt, of our Association, as principal of said school, and we are 
here in your midst, and we hereby ask your hearty co-operation. If 
you have a few nickels to spare we would be glad to have them to help 
complete our house. But if you have not the nickles, you have boys 
and girls ; we want them. The first session of our school will begin 
the 16th day of October. Please send us us your boys and girls at that 
time. We will take care of them. J. D. MORRIS, 

Secretary Board of Trustees. 

BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We the committee report the following names as members of the As- 
sociational Board of Mie;sions and Sunday Schools, W. M. Whiteside, 
C'hairman : 

Bethel— A. B. Mashburn, Nealsville, N. C. 

Bethlehem— N. C. Jones, Old Fort, 

Beulah — Josliua Pitman, Mills Spring, " 

Big Level — Jerry Jackson, Poplar Grove," 

Bills Creek— I. E. Frady, Ayr, 

Bridgewater — W. P. Hemphill, Bridgewater, N. C 

Camp Creek — J. L. Barnes, Trio, " . . 

Oane Creek — Joseph Laughter, Dinsdale, " 

Chapel Hill — B. F. Corpening, Marion, " 

Cherry Spring— Nelson Moffit, Old Fort, " 

Chimney Rock — William Henderson, Chimney Rock, N. O. 

Clear Crek — N. Buchanan, Garden City, 

Columbus — N. B. Hampton, Columbus, " 

Cooper's Gap — J; Mills, Dinsdale, *■■ 

Dysartsville— W. H. Taylor, Dysartsville, 

Eureka — Geo. Whiteside, Uree, "; 

(xreen's Creek — J. E. Smith, Collinsville, " 

Hall Town— Robert Hall, Marion, 

Harmony Grove— M. T. Pyatt, Nebo, 

Macedonia — Joseph ArrowocKl, Neallsville, '' 

Marion — Henr}" Huthstiner, Marion, '* 

Mills Spring— Andrew Boone, Mills Springs, " 

Montford's Cove— L. D. Hemphill, Otter Creek, 

Mountian Creek— C. M. Lewis, Green Hill, " 

Mountain View — Barney Jacks(m, Turner, '' 

Mount Vernon — A. E. Wilson, Rutherfordton, " 

Old Fort— Alley Terrill, Old Fort, 

Piney Knob — M. L. Haynes, Nanito, 

Pleasant Grove — James Lattimore, Green Hill, 

Pleasant Hill— M. D. Hill, Rutherfordton, 

Rock Spring— H. M. Whiteside, Uree, 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 17 



Round Hill— J. D. Morris, Union Mills, 

Rutherfordton— J. H. Callahan, T. C. Smith, A. L. Grayson, W. T. 
Payseur, H. D. Harrill, O. B. Justice, Rutherfordton, N. O. 
Silver Creek— O. C Collins, Walker, 
Stone Mountain — Z. V. Hudgins, Jeter, " 

Sunny Vale — J. P. Padgett, Garden City, " 

Turkey Cove — R. P. HoUifield, Armstrong, " 

Walnut Grove — J. H. Brown, Ashford, " 

Whiteside Valley — B. Whiteside, Uree, " 

Zion Hill— J. Caler, Marion, 

H. D. HARRILL, W. L. HANES, ) nr^,-.,^^ 
C. C. COLLINS, M. F. PYATT, \ ^^i^imi"*^^- 



ASSOCIATION COVENANT. 

Article 1. We believe in one and only true God, and that there are 
three persons in the Godhead — the I' ather, the Son and the Holy Cxhost 
— and these are in one substance, and equal in power and glory. 

Article 2. We believe the scriptures of the Old and New" Testaments 
are the Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. 

Art. 3. We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 

Art. 4. We believe in man's impotency to recover himself from the 
fallen state he is in, by his own free wall and ability. 

Art. 5 We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only 
through the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. 

Art. 6. We believe the saints shall persevere in grrce, and that they 
never shall finally fall away. 

Art. 7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinan- 
ces instituted by Christ, and that true believers are the only proper 
subjects thereof. 

Art. 8. We believe that immersion is the only scriptural mode of 
baptism. 

Art. 9. We believe that no person has a right to administer the ordi- 
nances but such as are regularly called and qualified thereto. 

Art. 10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a general 
judgment; that the punishment of the wricked shall be everlasting, 
and the joys of the righteous eternal. 

Art. IL We the members of the Green River Baptist Association, 
agreeing to the above Articles of Faith, do, for and in behalf of the 
churches which we represent, covenant and agree, and give ourselves 
up to each other in church and Christ'-an fellowship, in order to keep 
up the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace, and to assist each other 
in all uiatters of distress, and to pray for each other's prosperity. 

CONSTITUTION. 

This A ssociation shall be knowai as the Green River Baptist As- 
socTA'^ lox, and shall be composed of Baptist churches whose articles of 
faith and constitution are in harmony with those of the Association. 

Each church shall be allowed a representation of two delegates in 
addition to their regular ordained ministers, and every church of over 
fifty members shall be allowed one additional delegate for every fifty 
additional members. !^ ■ . 

The primary object of the Association shall be to encourage and sup- 
port Wake Forest College, to educate young men called of God to the 
ministry and approved by the churches to which they belong ; to en- 
courage education among people of the State ; to support the gospel in 
the destitute portions of the State and of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion ; to send the gospel to the nations that have it not ; to encourage 
the distribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious literature ; 
to assist Baptist churches in the erection of houses of worship; to en- 
courage the proper care of indigent orphan children and destitute and 
aged ministers of the Gospel ; to encourage the organization and sup- 
port of Baptist Sunday Schools, and to co-orperate with the Southern 
Baptist Convention in all its departments of labor. 



18 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

This Association shall meet annually on Thursday before the first 
Sabbath in October. 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk and 
Treasurer, who shall be elected by the Association, and continue in of- 
fice until their successors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside, or fill the chair' by calling some mem- 
ber of the tody thereto, and enforce order in accordance with Mell's 
Parliamentiary Practice. 

The Clerk shall record the proceedings, conduct the correspondence, 
and publish and distribute the minutes. 

The treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the churches or 
individaals to the objects of the Association, receipting the contribu- 
tors for same, and forward all contributions to their proper destination 
and make a full report of all receipts and disbursements to the Associa- 
ti3n at its annual session, and on retiring from his office turn over to 
his successor all moneys, papers and books belonging thereto. 

Thera shall be appointed by the Association at each session a Board 
of Missions and Sunday Schools, consisting of one member from each 
church belonging to the Association and seven other brethren living in 
Rutherfordton or its immediate vicinity, five of whom shall constitu- 
tute a quorum, which, during the intervals between the meetings of 
the Association, shall have charge of the various interests and objects 
fostered by the Association, and shall encourage the churches to give 
lioerally thereto; and shall make a full report of its wcrk, including 
siich suggestions relative thereto as it may think advisable, to the As- 
sociation at its annual sessions 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, any three 
members of the Board may call a meeting. 

This constitution may be changed or amended at any annual session 
by tv\ o- thirds of the representative voting in the affirmative. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



1. Fix time of meeting and adjournment. 

2. Call for messengers present without letters from their churches 
8. Call for applications for membership in this body. 

4, Appoint committees on Preaching and Finance. 

c. Recognize in their official capacity, any present who may repre- 
sent general denominational interests. 

H. Call for correspondents, renewing the call at the opening of each 
morning session. 

7. Appoint committees on State of Religion, State, Home and For- 
eign Missions, Sabbath Schools, Temperance, Education, Orphanage, 
Deceased Ministers, Aged Ministers, Nominations State and SoAthern 
Conventions, Place and Introductory Sermon of next Session, Periodi- 
cals, etc., urging reports as soon as possible. 

8. Call for reports of committees. 

9. Ordered: That this Association, at this session, 1894, appoint a 
suitable man as Historian, whoso business it shall be to collect such 
facts as he may be able to do, in reference to our church and associa- 
tional history, and report the same annually, until the same shall have 
been completed. 

10. Give an opportunity to present the claims of Foreign, Home, 
State Missions and Orphanage, with any other generol interest sup- 
ported by tfds body. 

1 1 . Fix Time and Place of next meeting and appoint the introducto- 
ry preacher, an alternate, also minister to preach the missionary ser- 
mon. 

13. Appoint correspondents to other bodies. 
i;3. Miscellaneous business. 

14. Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conventions. 

15. Elect Board provided for in Constitution. 

16. Arrange for printing, distributing Minutes and paying Clerk. 

17. Adjourn. 



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Hogan from Bethel church. All of which is rewSpectfully^submitted. 

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MINUTES 



OF THE- 



S-IXTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 



•OF THE 



Green River Baptist Association, 

HELD WJTH THE 

CHURCH AT DYSflRTSVILLE/ 

McDowell County, North Carolina, 

OCTOBER 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 1900. 



SHELBY, N. C. : 

C. P. Roberts, Book and Job Printer. 
1900. 



I 



MINUTES 



OF THE- 



SIXTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE— 



I Green Eiver Baptist Association, 

-HELD WITH THE 

CHURCH AT DYSARTSVILLE, 
McDowell County, N. C, 

October, 4tK 5th, 6th and 7th, 1900. 



NEXT SESSION 



Will be held with the church at Cherry Spring, McDowell County, 
North Carolina, beginning on Thursday before the first Sunday 
in October, 1901. 



SHELBY, N. C. : 

C. P. Roberts, Book and Job Printer. 
1900. 



OFFICERS : 

M. M. LANDRUM, Moderator, Fingerville, S. C. 

ALBERT L. GRAYSON, Treasurer, Rutherfordton , N. O. 

ALONZO P. SORRELS, Clerk, Gilkey, N. 0. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS : 

Elder J R Denton Dysartsville, McDowell county, N. C. 

Elder M C Elliott, Rocky Pass, McDowell county, N C 

Elder J F Haney, Old Fort, McDowell county, N C 

Elder B B Harris Dysartsville, McDowell county. N C 

Elder W L Haynes, Green Hill, Rutherford county, N C 

Elder M A Harvey, Old Fort, McDowell county, N C 

Elder Elbert Jackson, — Turner, Polk county, N C 

Elder C B Justice, Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N C 

Elder T B Justice, Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N C 

Elder M M Landrum Fingerville, Spartanburg county, S C 

Elder W H Logan, Ayr, Rutherford county, N 

Elder A B Mashburn, Nealsville, McDowell county, N 

Elder J I Moffit, Stone Mountain, McDowell county, N C 

Eler E L Taylor, Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N C 

Elder J M Walker, Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N C 

Elder W M Whiteside, Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N C 

Elder Z T Whiteside, Uree, Rutherford county, N O 



LICENTIATES 



J M Taylor, Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, N C 

M F Pyatt, Bridgewater, McDowell county, N C 

George Gibson, Nebo, McDowell county, N C 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Dysartsville Baptist Church, 

McDowell Co., N. C, Oct. 4, 1900. 

The sixtieth annual session of the Green River Bap- 
tist Association convened at ii, a. m., today. The in" 
troductory sermon was preached by Rev. D. J. Hunt 
from Psalms 126:5. "They that sow in tears shall reap 
in joy." 

Recess one hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

M. M. Landrum read 2 Cor. 13. Prayer by T. B. 
Justice. 

J. R. Denton read Temperance resolution adopted 
at Bethel, 1890. 

T. B. Justice and A. Johnson read letters from 
churches, and delegates were enrolled as follows: 

Bethel— Rev A B Mashburn, A W Hogan, W C Morris, W I Rob- 
ison, B Morris, J P Crawford. 

Bethlehem— A W Gilliam, W S Parker, J P Turner. 

Big Level-L P Gilbert, Otis L Wilson. 

Beulah — Letter. 

Bill's Creek— P C Shitle, P L Frady, T L Flinn. 

Bridgewater — P P Price, J O Price, Wm P Hemphill. 

Camp Creek — J L Barnes, T W Early, B Biggerstaff . 

Cane Creek — Letter. 

Chapel Hill — Ben F Corpening, M A Poteet. 

Cherry Springs — J B Coxe, James Gilliam, W H Gilliam. 

Chimney Rock — Not Represented. 

Clear Creek— N Sparks, W E Bird. 

Col u m bus— Letter . 

Cooper's Gap— H K Corn, Wm Bradley, B P Gibbs. 

Dysartsville— W H Taylor, L G Price, R L Daves, WS Walker, 
Rev J R Denton. 

Eureka— G W Whiteside. 

Green's Creek — D H Howser. 

Hall Town-J B Lewis, W H Wall. 

Harmony Grove— A E Rowe, Wm Holland, Marion Simmons. 

Henry Station— Not Represented. 

Mascedonia — B E Watkins, C W Sprouce. 

Marion — B B Price. 

Mills' Spring — J A Rucker, 

Monsford's Cove— S R Hall, E W Hall, Ed Harris. 

Mountain Creek -A E Flack, J H Flack, E W Edwards, A P 
Rucker. 



4 GREEN RIVER BAPTIS T ASSOCIA TION. 

Mountain View — H H Jackson, N C Birges. 

Mt. Vernon— W N S Rollins, J E Wilson, J R Scoggin, Ed 
Erwin. 

Old Fort— Letter. 

Piney Knob— J B Elliott, W L Bland. 

Pleasant Grove- -G B Milton, R Ledbetter, O A Lynch, Rev W 
L Haynes. 

Pleasant Hill—Rev W M Whiteside, Rev J M Walker, C 
Lovelace, T Hill, G B Logan. 

Rock Spring — Robert Whiteside, Barzilla Ledbetter. 

Round Hill— L LDeck,LW Livingston, A P Nanny, WS 
Freeman, Rev D J Hunt, A P Sorrels. 

Rutherfordton~Rev B Justice, Dr M M Landrum, Rev T B 
Justice, A L Grayson. 

Silver Creek— J R Williams. 

Stone Mountan — Not Represented. 

Sunny Vale — Not Represented. 

Turkey Cove — W A Buchanan. 

Walnut Grove— J H Brown. 

Whiteside Valley— James R Whiteside, S G Freeman. 

Zion Hill— E Buchanan, F E Ledbetter. Number delegates 89. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS : 

By motion the clerk was authorized to cast the bal- 
lot of the body for Dr. M. M. Landrum, Moderator. 

By motion T. B. Justice was authorized to cast the 
ballot of the body for A. P. Sorrels, Clerk ; and A. L. 
Grayson, Treasurer. 

Time of meeting and adjournment of last year made 
permanent, viz: Meet at 9:30, a. m., adjourn at 12, m., 
meet at i, p. m., adjourn at pleasure. 

Application for membership in this body : Received 
Tryon church from the Spartanburg Association, w^ith 
Joseph Page delegate. 

Welcomed J. E. White, Corresponding Secretary of 
State Board of Missions; J. C. Caddell, of the Biblical 
Recorder; J. W. Cobb, of the North Carolina Baptist ; A. 
Johnson, of the Orphanage. 

Appointed the pastor and deacons of Dysartsville 
church committee on preaching. 

The Moderator announced the chairman of the com- 
mittees on the objects of the Association. 

Prayer by J. W. Cobb. Adjourned. 

Second Day, Oct. 5. — Morning Session. 

Religious exercises conducted by W. L. Haynes. 

Called to order by the Moderator. Read and adop- 
ted record of yesterday. Postponed roll call till to-morrow. 

The Moderator announced the following corr. -^littees : 

State Missions— A P Sorrels, A W Gilliam, W H Taylor, J E 
Wilson, J A Rucker. 

Home Missions— T B Justice, A E Flack, P P Price, N Sparks, 
J H Brown. 

Foreign Missions— D J Hunt, J B Scoggins, J B Elliott, J R 
Williams, B F Corpening. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

Orphanage— A Johnson, L L Deck, R L Daves, S R Hall, R 
Ledbetter. 

Deceased Ministers— B B Price, E Buchanan, G B Milton, W E 
Byrd, W I Robinson. 

Aged Ministers— L W Livingston, C B Morris, D H Howser, E 
W Edwards, O A Lynch. 

Nominations State and Southern Baptist Conventions— W L 
Haynes, T E Walker, J B Lewis, A P Nanney, W P Hemphill. 

Place and Introductory — Jas L Barnes, Barzilla Ledbetter, Otis 
Wilson, S L Flinn. 

Periodicals— J Caddell, W S Freeman, M A Poteet, William 
Bradley, T W Early. 

Sabbath Schools— W M Whiteside, W H Gilliam, G W White- 
side, W N S Rollins, Joseph Page. 

Temperance— C B Justice, Lovelace, P Shitle, J L Barnes, 
T C Hill. 

Education— J M Walker, J R Denton, W L Bland, L W Living- 
ston, B Biggerstaff. 

Associational Board of Missions and Sunday School — W C Mor- 
ris, T L Frady, W S Parker, J B Coxey. 

Spiritual Condition of Churches — T B Justice, Marion Simmons, 
G. B Logan, John Ross, Ed Harris. 

T. B. Justice read report on Home Missions for com- 
mittee. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Great things for God, and by Him, have been done through the 
instrumentality of the Home Mission Board. The amount of money 
contributed by Southern Baptists, and entrusted to this Board to be 
expended for the extension of Christ's Kingdom on earth, would 
startle you, if the aggregate for the past ten years was before you. 
We only know a little, the Master understands all of the results of 
this effort to glorify His name. Its object has been to open new 
fields, strengthen weak places, and bring light into darkness. 

The territory included in its field covers the Southern States, as 
included in the Southern Baptist Convention, Indian Territory, Ok- 
lahoma and the Island of Cuba. 

The frontier work, among a constantly changing and greatly de- 
moralized population, rests with this board. 

The responsibility of the work in Cuba, with its present peculiar 
conditions, is under its management. It aids in a co-operative way, 
thirteen State Boards in Gospel work and in Education. Especially 
in the mountain sections is the work of education aided and fostered. 

During the year preceding our last State Convention, North Car- 
olina was aided in preaching the Gospel in its destitute fields, and 
establishing associational schools to an amount exceeding one half 
of all our contributions to the Home Mission Boad, including cash 
and boxes. We learn with great pleasure that the contributions for 
the current year are increasing in proportion to the extended work. 

The time is at hand, to, not only let people hear, but to educate 
them to understand the truth. 

God has greatly blessed our efforts, and each accomplishment 
reveals to us new and greater opportunities. 

Nations are rushing with men and money to scenes of battle 
ready to give life and property for conquest and territory. Let Us, 
the commissioned soldiers of the cross, be readier still to give 
men and means, that the Kingdom of God may extend its limits, the 
shackles of sin be loosed and error's chain be broken, by the truth 
and the power of Him who said, "Lo, lam with you always, even 
unto the end of the world. T B JUSTICE, for Committee. 



10=: GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

W. M. Whiteside read report on Home Missions for 
Board of Missions. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

The story of the Home Mission Board will never be told on earth. 
The work of this Board is that of a frontier gaard. They meet the 
foreigner as he lands on our shores with his supersticious ideas of the 
Bible, and by so doing they bring him directly under the influence of 
the Bible. We can not imagine what the results would be to all of 
our denominational work, if this host of foreign population was not 
restrained by the Home Missionaries. 

Again, this Board has in Texas, Oklahoma Territory and Indian 
Territory, a frontier boundry about 1000 miles in length and 500 
miles wide. So we can see that the work of the Home Board is that 
of a frontier array. Not only is this so but they are also striving to 
aid the Southern Baptists in supplying the mountain regions. They 
are also aiding the co-operative work among the negroes. There are 
671 missionaries working under the direction of this Board. 25 in 
Cuba, 4 in Maryland and 3 in Missouri, supported entirely by it. The 
remaining 639 supported in part by the State Boards of Ala., Fla., Ga., 
Indian Territory, Ky., La., Md., Mo., Miss., N. C, O. Ter., Tex. , Tenn. 
and Va. During the past year these missionaries have baptized 5696, 
built 71 houses of worship, organized 639 Sunday Schools, distributed 
18,412 Testaments and Bibles. Last year the W. M. S. contributed to 
this work $18,114.13 in cash and annuity gifts, and $27,089.64 inboxes. 
Entire amount received |79,366.68 and $4000 on which a small annui- 
ty is paid. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

This has been an exciting year in the history of the Foreign Mis- 
sion Board. While hundreds of missionaries and native christians 
have been killed, the Lord has graciously preserved the lives of all 
our missionaries. More baptisms have been reported on the foreign 
field than any previous year. In obedience to the voice of the South- 
ern Bapsist Convention the Board has already sent out a number of 
new missionaries. While the Lord is opening to us such golden 
opportunities we should increase our effox^ts in the work. It seems 
to be the united opinion of the missionaries in China that when 
quiet is again restored there that every barrier against the Gos- 
pel will have been broken down. To-day North Carolina has eleven 
of her sons and daughters hid away in China, viz : G. W. Green and 
wife who have just returned to us on account of the latters health, 
Miss A. M. Green, Rev J C Owens, Rev E F Tatum, Rev R T Bryant 
and wife, Miss Lottie W Price, Rev T C Britton and wife, Rev W E 
Crocker. Since these are willing to undergo the danger and endure 
the hardships let us remember them in prayer and contribution. 
Since the last State Convention, we have given in the State $7,664.21. 
The Green River Association having contributed over |225 of that 
amount. 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The work of the Sunday School Board has been one grand suc- 
cess. No wiser step has ever been taken by our people than this 
one. This Board deserves the hearty co-operation of every church in 
its efforts to plant and equip a Sunday School in every church. The 
Sunday School work of the Green River Association this year has 
been somewhat sad. The general work of the Association has not 
had the sympathy and co-operation of the pastors as it should have 
had. Yet the Sunday School Association has planned even greater 
things than ever before in its history. It is our desire to hold a San- 
day Schol Institute in every church throughout our bounds. The 
brethren have been asked to volunteer to hold these meetings. The 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, JL 

work must begin at once, so every pastor or brother who will volun- 
teer to hold one or more of these meetings will please give us his 
name at once. Our people must have the Bible, and the Sunday 
School is one of our best means of reaching people. 

Remarks by T. B. Justice and J. C. Caddell. 

Reports adopted. 

A. P. Sorrels for committee and W. M. Whiteside 

for board, read reports on State Missions. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

Let our motto be, " North Carolina for Jesus ! " This means the 
preaching of the Gospel in every nook and corner of our State. The 
State Board of Missions was organized to have this done. This Board 
with J E White, corresponding secretary, have ministers working in 
the bounds of the State- 
Many ot us know comparatively nothing of the destitution. We 
are prone to think that it is overstated. Some are inclined to believe 
because some wealthy people live in these destitute fields they (not 
we) should support the man who preaches to them. 

As our missionary, J Sorrels, has been called home, and some 
of the field on which he labored is still in need of help, we recom- 
mend that a conmpetent man be put on the field where he labored. 

A P SORRELS, ) 
W H TAYLOR, )■ Committtee. 
J E WILSON, ) 

REPORT OF BOARD OF MISSSIONS. 

Sixtieth ?innual report of the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools 
of the Green River Association, 

As we look back over the past year, filled with wars and rumors 
of war, persecuting and killing of missionaries and political animosi- 
ty, and note how, amid it all, God has preserved our missionaries and 
so highly blessed our efforts at home and abroad, our hearts swell 
with gratitude unto Him for thus bestowing upon us such wondrous 
love. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

The day has been when Baptist cause was looked upon by states. 
In that day the inquiry was, "how many states have no preacher, no 
church, no Sunday school?" As we look back in history 'of the South- 
ern States one hundred years ago, we see, Alabama, Louisiana, Miss- 
issippi, Missouri and Texas all silent so far as Baptist history is con- 
cerned, true enough a part of this territory, was controlled by other 
powers. Now there is not a Southern State with less than fifty-nine 
churches and 10,272 members. So the question is no more asked how 
many States, but how many counties have no preacher, no church, 
no Sunday schools ? A marvelous work has been accomplished in 
the last hundred years. North Carolina has increased her number of 
churches from 97 to 1,161, membership from 7,523 to 165,601, and yet 
after this marvelous growth there are still four counties without a 
single Baptist preacher, and 10 counties with only one each. The 
day has come when we must no longer seek to give our people the 
Bible by states or counties, but by settlements. The command is to 
every creature. We do not believe that North Carolina Baptist are 
going to be satisfied until every creature has the Gospel preached 
unto him. 

Our noble leader, John E White, has recently given us a glimpse 
of our State Mission work and of the plans for its accomplishment. 



8 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

1. He tells us of the destitution in Eastern North Carolina, and 
asks the State Mission Board be enabled next year to spend at 
least $1200 in addition to what it is now spending there. 

2. He seeks to lay upon our hearts the great factory problem. 
The number of mills and operatives are rapidly increasing, and of 
necessity we must increase our force, or we are going to lose the peo- 
ple who now belong to us. For this department of the work, the 
Board desires $2000 next year in addition to what they are spending 
this year. 

3. In Western North Carolina the field is inviting. The people 
are already Baptists, and it remains for us to educate and train them 
for God, or leave the noble work for others to do, which means that 
we are going to lose from the Baptist ranks the rising generation. 

So the Board only asks us for $25000 next year. This means only 
15 cents for each Baptist in the State, and $611.85 for the Green Riv- 
er Association. Brethren, last year we only made an average of 7 
cents per member. This year we have given over |225.23 or 5 cents 
per member. Next year we can do more. What will we do ? God is 
leading will we follow ? 

We feel that too much could not be said of the work accom- 
plished by this Board in our Association through the late Rev J C 
Sorrels. For more than eight years he has been faithfully serving 
the State Mission Board in the Green River Association. His death 
was so sudden that we failed to get any report from him this year. 
Now, that he is with us no more, who is to take his place? Surely 
the work so nobly begun will not be allowed to suffer now. May the 
Lord guide us in filling his place. 

Speech by J. E. White. Collection $8.62. 
Pledges from churches taken. Reports adopted. 
Welcomed C. D. Davis and J C. Gillespie. 
Recess one hour. 

Afternoon Session. 
Prayer b}?^ J C. Gillespie. 
A. Johnson read report on Orphanage. 

ORPHANAGE REPORT. 

The number of children under the care of the Orphanage is now 
about 190. The work is in excellent condition and the outlook be- 
fore the Institution is exceedingly hopeful. Since the last meeting 
of the Association a Nursery building has been added, which is the 
most convenient as well as the most tasteful dormitory building 
yet erected. Extensive improvements are making on the "Biggs 
building" which will greatly facilitate the work and enable the doors 
to open to at least ten more girls. The supreme need of the Orphan- 
age is more room to care for the children clamoring for admittance. 
We hope other buildings will soon be erected which will supply this 
need. 

The Mills Memorial machine shop is in process of erection and 
we hope it will be entirely completed within the year. At least a 
thousand dollars must be forwarded to the treasurer in order to 
finish it. We commend this object to the liberality of the brethren. 

We are glad to report the numbers of Sunday Schools giving a 
monthly collection to the Orphanage rapidly growing. We would 
urge this plan upon every Sunday School in the Association. It will 
prove a greater blessing to the schools than to the Orphanage, 

The rigid economy in the management of the Institution is still 
maintained. A little less than $5 per month covers all the cost of 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

caring for one orphan. No other institution of its class within our 
knowledge equals our own Orphanage in the economy with which 
it is conducted. 

Charity and Children, the organ of the Institution, has reached 
a circulation of seven thousand and is paying a good dividend to the 
Institution. Every dollar of profit the paper makes goes directly in 
to the treasury. 

The needs of the Institution were never greater than they are 
now ; the work that is being done was never more satisfactory, the 
future was never so glowing. Let us rally to it and give it our pray- 
ers and our sympathv crystalized into coin. 

ARCHIBALD JOHNSON, 1 

S R HALL, I 

R LBDBETTER, [ Committee. 

L L DECK, I 

R L DAVES, J 

Speeches by A. Johnson, C. B. Justice. 

Collection 18.03. Endorsed the report. 

Report on Periodicals wds read by J. C. Caddell. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The necessity for the members of our churches, to read our liter- 
ature and be informed concerning the objects of our denomination 
was never so apparent as now. 

The knowledge our people possess, concerning the work we have 
in hand, will to a great extent be the measure of their zeal in its suc- 
cess, as well as, the measure of the contributions they will make. 
Believing this your committee would urge Baptist people to take and 
read all the good literature possible. 

We especially urge that every one where it is possible to do so, 
to take the Biblical Recorder, the organ of North Carolina Baptists, 
and which for sixty-seven years has been a factor in the monlding 
of our denominational polity, a powerful agent in the development 
of Baptist interest in North Carolina. 

We also recommend The North Carolina Baptist as worthy of a 
place in every Baptist home in our State. "Charity and Children" 
is the organ of our Orphanage, and is filling its sphere of work ex- 
ceptionally well. The low price of the paper and the easy terms 
offered ought to put a club of subscribers in every Sunday School in 
the bounds of the Green River Association. 

The Home Field, and the Foreign Mission Journal are the special 
mediums through which we learn of our Home and Foreign mission 
work. Their cheapness, as well as, the real value of these papers 
ought to put them in every Baptist home. 

Remarks by J. C. Caddell, A. Johnson, J. W. 

Cobb, C. B. Justice, T. B. Justice. 

Report adopted. Adjourned. 

Sermon at 7 130, p. m., by J. E. White. 

Third Day, Oct. 6. — Morning Session. 

Religious exercises by J. C. Gillespie. 

Called to order by the Moderator. Called roll and 
marked those not present. Read and adopted record of 
yesterday. 



10 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIA TION. 

Read and adopted report on nominations. 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS. 

We, the committee, nominate J M Walker, Dr M M Landram. T 
B Justice, A P Sorrels, D J Hunt, W M Whiteside, J Price, W H 
Taylor, A L Grayson, Z T Whiteside delegates to the State Conven- 
tion; and CB Justice delegate to the Southern Baptist Oonvention. 

Granted a letter of dismission to Green's Creek 
church. 

Report on Education was read by J. M. Walker. 

REPORT OF EDUCATION. 

The two great objects in life should be the cultivation of the 
mind and of the soul. The education that fails to do this is not what 
it should be. And we contend that this can only be done under 
strictly christian influences. Thefore christian education should 
have our supreme love and devotion. In State schools we have all 
kinds of "isms" and many claim that the Bible is a sectarian book, 
therefore it should not be taught there. We, as Baptist people, should 
give our influence to Baptist schools, because it is only in them that 
the fundamental doctrines of the Bible can be taught in perfect free- 
dom. We are truly proud of the high position among their sister 
institutions that our Baptist schools for the higher education of our 
boys and girls have won for themselves. 

We therefore recommend Wake Forest and the Baptist Female 
University as institutions where the Bible receives marked attention. 
Our religious papers and our colleges are sources of great strength 
and unestimable value to our denomination and also to the world. ■ 
As helps in the great work we would mention the Oxford Seminary 
and the Choan Female Institute. Nor would we fail to recognize 
the great work done by the Academies under Baptist control, of 
which there are 49 in this State. Round Hill in our own bounds is 
to be mentioned in this number. This Association has long been 
want to establish an Associational School and we hope that this may 
become the school of this Association. 

These academies are only stepping stones from our public schools 
to our colleges and universities, therefore we, as Baptist, should give 
our time and money to the support of these schools. The Lord has 
given us the common people of North Carolina and the public schools 
are the schools of the common people. We believe that the special 
appropriation of the legislature of 1899 was due largely to Baptist 
influence. We should not rest contented until our State shall be 
placed higher in the scales of public education. 

Moses and Paul were trained leaders, and our convention recog- 
nizes the necessity of our leaders being trained. Therefore it gives 
its encouragent to ministerial education. But this Association has 
not caught enough of the convention's spirit. Last year we only 
gave $22.50, not as much as fifty cents per church. This is not as it 
should be. ' JOHN M WALKER, ~1 

J R DENTON, I 

W L BLAND, )■ Committee. 

L W LIVINGSTON, | 
B BIGGERSTAFP, j 

Speeches by J. M. Walker, J. R. Denton, C. B- 
Justice. Report adopted. 

The report on Foreign Missions was read by D. J. 
Hunt. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



11 



FOEEIGN MISSIONS. 

Foreign Missions, as they are called, had their origin in the be- 
nevolence of God. From the beginning, before the morning stars 
sang together, and before the mountains were brought forth, God 
foresaw the fail oi man, and planned for his salvation. That plan, 
made in eternity, was first manifested when Jesus came and died for 
the sins of the world. It took a more definite shape when the all 
powerful Christ commanded his disciples to go into all the world and 
preach the gospel to every creature, promising "He that believeth 
and is baptized shall be saved." - Pentecost witnessed the first great 
victory of this gospel and became the prophecy of its future conquest. 
Thus it is seen that missions are of divine origin and purpose, and 
no man can oppose them without fighting against God, nor neglect 
them without ignoring Jehovah. Modern Foreign Missions as we 
know them are an hundred years old. The prophets used by the 
Almighty to aw^aken his sleeping church and to discover to them his 
w^ill concerning the world, were Baptists. Gary, Ward, Marshman, 
Judson and Yates were God's gifts co humanity. Upon the Baptist 
missionaries God has bestowed his blessings as he has done upon no 
other laborers. In both Americas, in Europe, in Asia and in Africa 
he has blessed their word and work. 

STATISTICS. 



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ITALY,.. 
MEXICO, 
BRAZIL, . 
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Besides the Missionaries mentioned we have, in these different 
fields, 104 native helpers. The Board paid to the Missionaries last 
year $109,595.00. 

The fields are white to the harvest and constantly enlarging. 
The great hand of God constantly beckons us onward and outward. 
He says to us daily, "who will go for me and whom shall I send". 
Many of the pick and flower of our young men and young women 
are saying "here am I, send me". Sixteen have been sent out this 
3'ear. Our Owen has buried himself in dark China, whether those 
sent out and whether others be sent depends on your loyalty and 
liberality and devotion to Him who loved you and gave himself for 
you. D J HUNT, ] 

J B ELLIOTT, 



J R SCOGGINS, 
J R WILLIAMS, J 

Remarks by D. J. Hunt, A. Johnson. 

Adopted the report. Pledges taken. 

Recess one hour. 



Committee. 



12 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIA TION. 



Afternoon Session. 

Prayer by H. D. Harrill. 

Report on Sunday Schools read by W. M. White- 
side. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We note the progress of the Sunday School work in the State 
with profound interest. This is now known to be one of the greatest 
factors in the development of our churches. While this fact is favor- 
ably recognized by all oar churches, yet in a great many of them the 
work has hardly begun. The admitting of this truth should drive us 
to actual work. 

1. There should be more prayer and sincerity in the organization 
of our schools. In order to succeed a Sunday School must be well 
organized. Every officer should know his duty, and should be en- 
couraged to faithfulness in the discharge of it. 

2. Our teaching, in a large measure, has been meager. This is to 
be deplored. Oh, Our teaching should be of such a nature as to in- 
spire the pupil, as to cause him to have a burning desire for the Sun- 
day School room. To be an officer in the Sunday School means 
work or failure. Let us look at the worth or our cause and be en- 
couraged to work. 

3. Our Sunday School cause in the Green River Association is 
seriously suffering because ot a lack of interest and co-operation on 
the part of the pastors. Unless we can secure the help of the pas- 
tors the general Sunday School work of our Association must die. 
We mean our Sunday School Associations. As our dear Bro. John- 
son has truthfully said our people will go as far as they are lead. It, 
is utterly useless for us as pastors to declare ourselves in favor of the 
Sunday School work and not prove it by our devotion and fidelity to 
it. We want to recommend, 

1. That every pastor take this work afresh upon his heart and 
not rest contented until his church or churches has a well organized 
school in harmony with our general work. 

2. We want to recommend the plan of work adopted by our gen- 
eral Association and ask as many pastors and lay brethren as will, to 
give us their volunteer services so that we can proceed at once with 
this noble work. 

3. We want to recommend that all our schools purchase their 
Sunday School supplies through our Baptist book store at Raleigh. 

W M WHITESIDE, 1 

W H GILLIAM, I 

WNS ROLLINS, } Committee. 

JOSEPH PAGE, I 

G W WHITESIDE, J 

Remarks by W. M. Whiteside, J. R. Denton. 

Rev. J. C. Gillespie preached in Trinit)'^ Methodist 
church at 2, p. m. 

T. B. Justice read report on spiritual condition of 
churches. 

SPIRITUAL CONDITION OF CHURCHES. 
"By their works ye shall know them." I can not give you an 
idea of what people are in a better way than by giving you results. 
From the letters we gather that during this year there have been 
224 baptisms against 202 last year. 143 additions by letter against 115 
last year. 13 exclusions against 56 last year. 37 deaths against 71 
last year. Five churches are not represented. There are 83 dele- 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIA TION. 13 



gates present. Treasurer's report shows $913.68 against $953.21 last, 
year. These figures altogether indicate an advancement, but the 
spirituality of churches is not what it ought to be. If, instead of one 
revival service in the year, each church and each member could 
stand upon a principle of consecration to God every day and weelj 
and month , the reports would not require calculation to see whether 
we were going forward or backward. 

Maybe our sermons are not as spiritual as they should be, and 
maybe the lay membership do not relish spiritual preaching as they 
should. Let us all examine into these things. 

T- B. JUSTICE, for Com. 

Speeches by T. B. Justice and }. R. Denton. 
Report on place and introductory v^as read by W. 
L. Haynes. 

PLACE AND INTRODUCTORY. 
We, your committee on place and introductory, advise the Asso- 
ciation to meet with the church at Cherry Springs, five miles South- 
west of Old Fort, Thursday before the first Sunday in October, 1901, 
also that Rev. T. B. Justice preach the introductory sermon, W. M. 
Whiteside, alternate. 

Report adopted. 

C. B. Justice read report on Temperance. 
REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is declaimed in Gal. 6:22 to be one of the fruits of the 
Spirit, i. e. one of the fruits borne by the Spirit of God, and is there- 
fore just the opposite of intemperance the father of drunkenness, one 
of the fruits of the flesh as taught in Gal. 5:21. No man ever becomes 
a drunkard by living and walking in the Spirit, but by fulfilling the 
lusts of the flesh. 

Intemperance may truly be said to be the great curse of the coun- 
try, of the world, and also of the churches. Nothing equals it as a 
demoralizing power, unfitting men for ail the duties of citizensnip, 
and disqualifying them for membership in the churches of Jesus 
Christ, and for citizenship in Heaven; for it is said, 1 Cor. 6.10, that 
the drunkard shall not inherit the kingdom of heaven. 

While intemperance is a sin, it is equally true that all that con- 
tribute to its growth and perpetuation is sin. "Woe unto him that 
putteth his bottle to his neighbor's mouth." Equally forceful is the 
teaching of Exo. 21:28-29, "If an ox gore a man or woman that they 
die, then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be 
eaten, but the owner of the. ox shall be quit. But if the ox were want 
to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his 
owner and he hath not kept him in, but he hath killed a man or a 
woman, the ox shall be stoned and the owner put to death." 

C B JUSTICE, 1 

CcioVELACE, [committee. 

T C HILL, J 

C. B. Justice and W. M. Whiteside made speeches 
in favor of report. Report was adopted. 

L. W . Livingston read the report on aged ministers' 
relief. 

REPORT ON AGED MINISTERS' RELIEF. 

The object of this Board is to have funds given by our churches 
for the support ot our old preachers, who are no longer able to make 
a living by active work in the ministry, and who have no means of 



14 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIA TWN. 

support left them in their declining years. Last year we raised $1535.39 
for this work, and aided sixteen of our aged brethren, and those de- 
pendent upon them. Of the amount collected only two-thirds is ex- 
pended—one-third being invested, only the interest of which can be 
used. 

The Lord has inclined the hearts of our people to the valiant, but 
now disabled soldiers. Every Association in the State are now con- 
tributing to this cause, and many of them are ready to enlarge their 
contributions to this cause should the demand of the Lord require it. 
At present no increase is needed and we will ask our churches for the 
same amount contributed last year. 

L W LIVINGSTON, 1 
D H HOWSER, I 

E W EDWARDS, \- Committee. 
O A LYNCH, I 

C B MORRIS, J 

Adopted this report. 

Read and adopted report on board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools. 

BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We, the committee, report the following names as members of 
the Associational Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, W. M. 
Whiteside, Chairman : 

Bethel— A B Mashburn Nealsville, N. C. 

Bethlehem— N C Jones Old Fort, " 

Beulah— Joshua Pitman Mills Spring, " 

Big Level— Jerry Jackson Poplar Grove, " 

Bill's Cre-ek— I E Frady Ayr, " 

Bridge water— W P Hemphill Bridgewater, ' ' 

Camp Creek— J L Barnes Trio, " 

Cane Creek— Joseph Laughter Dinsdale, " 

Chapel Hill— B F Corpening Marion, " 

Cherry Spring-Nelson Moffit Old Fort, " 

Chimney Rock— Wm. Henderson Chimney Rock, " 

Clear Creek— N Buchanan Garden City, " 

Columbus— N B Hampton Columbus, " 

Cooper's Gap— J Mills Dinsdale, " 

Dysartsville— W H Taylor Dysartsville, " 

Eureka— George Whiteside Uree, •' 

Green's Creek— J E Smith Collinsville, *' 

Hall Town— Robert Hall Marion, " 

Harmony Grove— M T Pyatt Nebo, " 

Macedonia— Joseph Arrowood Nealsville, " 

Marion— B B Price Marion, " 

Mills Spring— Andrew Boone Mills Spring, " 

Monford's Cove— L D Hemphill Otter Creek, '* 

Mountain Creek— C M Lewis Green Hill, " 

Mountain View— Barney Jackson Turner, " 

Mount Vernon— A E Wilson Rutherfordton, " 

Old Fort— Alley Terrill Old Fort, " 

Piney Knob— M L Hay nes Nanito, " 

Pleasant Grove— James Lattimore Green Hill, ' ' 

Pleasant Hill— M D Hill Rutherfordton, " 

Rock Spring— H M Whiteside Uree, " 

Round Hill— J D Morris Union Mills, " 

Rutherfordton— J H Callahan, T C Smith, A L Grayson, W. 

T Payseur, C B Justice Rutherfordton, " 

Silver Creek— C Collins , Walker, " 

Stone Mountain— Z V Hudgins Jeter, " 

Sunny Vale— J P Padgett Garden City, ' ' 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATIO N. 15 

Turkey Oove—R P Hollifleld Armstrong, " 

Walnut Grove— J H Brown Ashford, " 

Whiteside Valley— B Whiteside Uree, '• 

Zion Hill— J Caler Marion, " 

W C MORRIS, ) p^^^Hfo^ 
W S PARKER,/ ^^^^'**®®- 

Read and adopted Treasurer's report. 

TREASURER'S CONDENSED REPORT. 

The undersigned Treasurer of Green River Association reports 
the following amounts received from the close of the last session to 
opening of the present session: 

State Missions $219 21 

Foreign Missions-- 213 17 

Home Missions 123 73 

Orphanage 62 92 

Orphanage Mills Memorial 66 67 

Ministerial Education 8 00 

Baptist University 2 00 

Aged Ministers' Relief 2 00 

Total $697 70 

With request for usual auditing committee to pass on report 
when completed. Respectfully submitted. 

A L GRAYSON, Treasurer. 

SATURDAY, NOON— TO DATE, REC'D 

State Missions $285 50 

Foreign Missions 255 88 

Home Missions 159 62 

Orphanage 112 01 

Orphanage Memorial 80 67 

Ministerial Education 12 00 

Aged Ministers 6 00 

Baptist University... 2 00 

$913 68 
Adopted the report of the finance committee. 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

We have received from the churches $32.42. We recommend 

that the Clerk be allowed $7.00 for his services, and that he furnish 

church letters and have minutes printed with balance of the money. 

We request the churches to increase their contributions for the 

minute fund. Respectfully submitted, 

A L GRAYSON,^ 

J C PRICE, \ Committee. 

A P RUCKER, J 

Read a paper from Round Hill church, presenting 
the Baptist school at that place to the Association. By a 
unanimous vote it was received and a committee appoint- 
ed to nominate a board of trustees, one from each church 
and report to-morrow morning. 

To the Green River Association : 

We, the Baptist Church at Round Hill, feeling the great need of 
higher christian education, and to afford better opportunities to our 
boys and girls, we have secured ground and nearly completed the 
first story of our building. We have paid about $650. 00 into the 
house and now owe about $250.00. We need about $200.00 yet to 



16 GREEN RIVER BAPTIS T ASSOCIA TIOK, 

complete our house. The-first term of our school opened Oct. 30th, 
1899 and closed May 25th, 1900. Enrollment 122, and was a success, 
meeting the expectation of its friends. The second term opened 
Sept. 24, with bright prospects. We have a Young Ladies' Home 
with fourteen rooms which will be completed within one week. 

Believing that our greatest success can be achieved through the 
Green River Association, and feeling that the time has come for us 
to tender it to the Green River Association, vve do hereby tender said 
school building with about two acres of land to said Association 
together with the right of way to the spring, to be owned and con- 
trolled by the Association, so long as it keeps and maintains a school. 
Whenever the Association fails to provide a school then said build- 
ing and land shall revert to the Round Hill Baptist church. 

By order of the church. J P NANNEY, ) 

AP NANNEY, } Delegates. 
D J HUNT, ) 

Resolved, That B. B. Price, T. B. Justice and W. M. Whiteside 
be appointed a committee to report to this body to-morrow morning 
the names of one brother from each church comprising this Associa- 
tion to be appointed a Board of Trustees of the Baptist Academy at 
Round Hill, and also recommend such other rules and regulations 
as they may deem necessary for the government of the same. 

C^ B. JUSTICE. 

A resolution of thanks to Round Hill church for said 

school was adopted. 

Resolved, That we tender our heartfelt thanks to the church at 
Round Hill for this magnifficent gift. W. M. WHITESIDE. 

Fourth Day, Oct. 7. 

Called to order by the Moderator. 
B. B. Price read report on deceased ministers. Also 
a paper concerning the death of Rev. J. C. Sorrels. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DECEASED MINISTERS. 

It is with sadness your committee reports the death of tiie much 
loved and lamented Rev. J. C. Sorrels, which occurred at his home 
on the 26th day of Sept., 1900. For about twelve years he gave his 
time, energy and heart to mission work in Blue Ridge Mountains of 
McDowell county, during which time he built several new houses and 
established as many churches in destitute places, besides preaching 
at various places where there were no churches, and baptized more 
people during his ministry than any minister in the Association. He 
was an humble, earnest, and thoroughly consecrated soldier of the 
cross, who, ever with a smile, and sweet christian spirit, went about 
doing good, having no desire otherwise than to glorify God and save 
sinners, and eternity alone will reveal the good he has done. He 
died a triumphant and happy death. He will ever live in the minds 
and hearts of our people. "Blessed ai"e the dead which die in the 
Lord '^ * * that they may rest from their labors ; and their works 
do follow them." B B PRICE, V 

A L GRAYSON, | 

K"(?B^e'^E^I: Ico— ee. 

wm bird, I 

G R MILTON, j 
Interesting talks of five minutes length were made 
by the brethren in memory of the beloved brother. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIA TION. 17 

After spending one hour in this service W. M. 
Whiteside read report of committee on nominations of 
board of trustees for Round Hill Academy which was 
adopted. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR ROUND HILL ACADEMY. 

Thomas Morris, Bethel; AW Gilliam, Bethlehem; T M Ruppe, 
Big Level; John F Logan, Bill's Creek; James Barnes, Camp Creek; 
Ben T Copening, Chapel Hill; Rev. Croom, Cherry Springs; N Buch- 
anan, Clear Creek ; John Aldridge, Columbus; B P Gibbs, Cooper's 
Gap; George Taylor, Dysartsville; Z T Whiteside, Eureka ; John M 
Walls, Hall Town ; A E Rowe, Harmony Grove; Beelow Watkins and 
Jake Gallion, Macedonia; B L Ashworth, and B B Price, Marion ; 
James Rucker, Mills Spring ; J D Hemphill, Monford's Cove; A P 
Rucker, Mountain Creek; Elija Morgan, Mt. Vernon ; Elbert Jack- 
son, Mountain View; John S Bradley, Old Fort; William Bland 
Piney Knob; Richard Ledbetter, Pleasant Grove; W M Whiteside, 
Pleasant Hill; H M Whiteside, Rock Spring; J W Nanney, Round 
Hill; C B Justice, Rutherford ton; H P Arledge, Silver Creek; J I 
Moffit and S B Grant, Stone Mountain; R P Hollifield and A W 
Buchanan, Turkey Cove; J Brown, Walnut Grove; S J Collins, 
Whiteside Valley; J B Page, Tryon; E Buchanan, Zion Hill; J D 
Price, Bridge water. 

We further recommend that the Present Board of Trustees be 
continued as an executive committee until the next meeting of the 
Association. The board of trustees consists of the following brethren: 
M B Flack, Chairman; J D Morris, C B Justice, J W Nanney and 
G M Keeter. 

The deed, according to the proposition of Round Hill church, be 
executed by the church to the foregoing board of trustees and that 
the same board be instructed to provide at as early a day as possible 
for a teacher in Biblical instruction and Mission, and with the cor- 
respondent of the Home Mission Board of the S. B. C. with a view 
to securing their co-operation in the support of said teacher. 

B B PRICE, ) 

W M WHITESIDE, V Committee. 
T B JUSTICE, j 

Adopted resolution of thanks to the Dysartsville 
people for their abundant and continued hospitality ; also 
to the Methodist and Presbyterian brethren for their 
houses of worship during the meetings of the Association 
in which there were preaching, and the meeting of the 
Woman's Missionary Society. 

At this hour, ii a. m., Dr. M. M. Landrum preached 
in the Baptist church, C. B. Justice preached in the 
Methodist church and D. J. Hunt preached in the Pres- 
byterian church. 

May we all be guided by the Spirit, and may we 
work faithfully till we meet at Cherry Springs in 1901. 
A. P. SORRELS, M. M. LANDRUM, 

Clerk. Moderator. 



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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



IPledges. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem - 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Bridgewater 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Chimney Rock — 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 

Hall Town 
Harmony Grove - 

Henry Station 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring 

Monford's Cove 

Mountain Creek- 
Mountain "View 

Mt. Vernon 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 

Rutherfordton 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mountain .. 

Sunny Vale 

Tryon 

Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove 

Whiteside Valley 
ZionHill 



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00 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



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PLEDGES TO DEBT ON HOME OF J. 0. SORRELLS- 



Turkey Cove $ 5 00 

Bridgewater 5 00 

Marion 5 00 

Clear Creek 5 00 

Dysartsville 5 00 

D J Hunt 10 00 

W M Whiteside 12 00 

J M Walker 4 00 

T B Justice 5 00 

CB Justice 25 00 

L M Simmons 1 00 

W L Haynes 4 00 

J O Waters 1 00 

Mrs. Howard... 1 00 

John Price - 1 00 



Jennie Landes 50 

J W Price 1 00 

Mrs. Landrum 2 00 

Miss McCurry 50 

D H Whitner 1 00 

AD Taylor 1 00 

P P Price 1 00 

C B Morris 1 00 

Thomas Morris 1 00 

M J Walker 50 

J W Walker... 50 

J E Wilson 1 00 

Total $100 00 



A Resolution. 

In the 15th Chap, of Act» we find that there arose a diflficulty 
among' the churches concerning circumcision. In order that the 
churches might not be disturbed the Disciples and Elders in general 
meeting at Jerusalem, gave forth letters declaring their position on 
the subject of circumcision. Now, as there are those among us who 
teach that a man must be instantly sanctified both soul and body be- 
fore they can be saved, therefore be it 

Resolved, That we, in general assembly, do here declare that we 
do not believe that the body can be perfectly free from sin in this 
life but that it is a growth finished in death, and furthermore that 
each church keep an eye on her ministerial membership less they 
should become false teachers as did some who went forth from Jeru- 
salem. 

Since it rests upon Jerusalem to correct this heresy, so it rests 
upon the church of to-day. W. M. WHITESIDE. 



Echoes from the Churches. 



Bethlehem — We enjoy God's blessings in peace and quietude, 
and have a prayer meeting on one Saturday in each month. 

Cane Creek — We have had no revival meeting this year but hope 
for one in the near future. 

Chapel Hill — Our intention is to complete our house very soon. 

Bulah — Pray for us. 

Cherry Springs— We earnestly ask the next session of the Asso- 
ciation to meet with us at Cherry Springs. [Request granted.] 

Columbus — We have had gracious revival meetings. We arejust 
undertaking some expensive necessary church improvement. 

Dysartsville— Thirteen days' meeting by C D Davis,W L Haynes 
and pastor W M Whiteside. We are carrying out the Temperance 
resolution and are not willing to fellowship any church that is not 
carrying it out. 

Hall Town— We have not had our revival meeting aud have not 
finished our house. [Pray and work. Clerk.] 

Harmony Grove— We thank the Lord that he has enabled us to 
build a good church house. All praise to His holy name. 

Marion— We have no pastor. Hence our small contribution, 

[Why not call a pastor ? Clerk.] 

Montford's Cove — Sunday School raised |2.18 on church pledges, 
Woman's Missionary Society raised for State Missions |4.86, Foreign 
Missions $2.38, Christmas offering $5.43, Sunday Schools |2.00, Home 
Missions $2.07, Native work in China $2.00. Total $18.74. 



20 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIA TION. 

Mountain View— A glorious revival. 

Mt. Vernon— W. M. S.— Foreign Missions $4, State Missions $4, 
Home Missions $4. Total $12. 

Piney Knob — We are endeavoring to carry out the temperance 
resolution. 

Pleasant Hill — We shall ever more endeavor to carry out the 
temperance resolution. 

Round Hill — We want the next session of your beloved body to 
meet with our church. [But fail to get what we want. Clerk.] 

Rutherfordton— W. M. S.— State Missions $15.37, Foreign Mis- 
sions $19.54, Home Missions $12.29, Home Mission Box |53.00. Total 
1100.20. 



ASSOCIATION COVENANT. 

Article 1. We believe in one and only true God, and that there are three 
persons in the Godhead — the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost — and 
these are in one substance, and equal in power and glory. 

Art. 2. We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the 
Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. 

Art. 3. We believe in the doctrine of oi-iginal sin. 

Art. 4. We believe in man's impotency to recover himself from the fallen 
state he is in, by his own free will and ability. 

Art. 5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only 
through the imputed righteousness of Jesus Chiist. 

Art. 6. We believe the saint shall persevere in grace, and that they never 
shall finally fall away. 

Art. 7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances 
instituted by Christ, and that true believers are the only proper subjects 
thereof. 

Art. 8. We believe that immersion is the only scriptural mode of baptism. 

Art. 9. We believe that no person has a right to administer the ordi- 
nances but such as are regularly called and qualified thereto. 

Art. 10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and general judg- 
ment; that the punishment of the wicked shall be everlasting, and the joys of 
the righteous eternal. 

Art. 11. We the members of Green River Baptist Association, agreeing to 
the above Articles of Faith, do, for and in behalf of the churches we repre- 
sent, covenant and agree, and give ourselves up to each other in church and 
Christian fellowship, in order to keep up the unity of the spirit in the bonds 
of peace, and to assist each other in all matters of distress, and pray for each 
other's prosperity. 



CONSTITUTION. 

This Association shall be known as the Green River Baptist Associ- 
ation, and shall be composed of Baptist churches whose articles of faitlv 
and constitution are in harmony with those of the Association. 

Each church shall be allowed a representation of two delegates in addi- 
tion to their regular ordained ministers, and every church of over fifty mem- 
bers shall be allowed one additional delegate for every fifty additional members 

The primary object of the Association shall be to encourage and support 
Wake Forest College, educate young men called of God to the ministry and 
approved by the churches to which they belong; to encourage education 
among people of the State; to support the gospel in the destitute portions of 
the State and of the Southern Baptist Convention; to send the gospel to na- 
tions that have it not; to encourage the distribution and study of the Bible 
and a sound religious literature; to assist Baptist churches in the erection of 
houses of worship; to encourage the proper care of indigent orphan children 
and destitute and aged ministers of the Gospel; to encourage the organization 
and support of Baptist Sunday Schools; and to co-operate with the Southern 
Baptist Convention in all its departments of labor. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 21 

This Association shall meet annually on Thursday before the first Sab- 
bath in October. 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer, 
who shall be elected by the Association, and continue in office until their suc- 
cessors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside, or fill the chair, by calling some member 
of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance with Mell's Parliamen- 
tary Practice. 

The Clerk shall record the proceeding, conduct the correspondence, and 
publish and distribute the minutes. 

The Treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the churches or in- 
dividuals to the objects of the Association, receipting the contributor for same, 
and forward all contributions to their proper destination and make a full re- 
port of all receipts and disbursements to the Association at its annual session, 
and on retiring from his office turn over to his successor all moneys, papers 
and books belonging thereto. 

There shall be appointed by the Association at each session a Board of 
Missions and Sunday Schools, consisting of one member from each church be- 
longing to the Association and seveu other brethren living in Rutherfordton 
or its immediate vicinity, five of whom shall constitute a quorum, which, du- 
ring the intervals between the meetings of the Association shall have charge 
of the various interests and objects fostered by the Association, and shall en- 
courage the churches to give liberally thereto; and shall make a full report of 
its work, including such suggestions relative thereto as it may think advisa- 
ble, to the Association at its annual sessions. 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, any three 
members of the Board may call a meeting. 

This constitution may be changed or amended at any annual session by 
two-thirds of the representatives voting in the affirmative. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



1. Fix time of meeting and adjournment. 

2. Call for messengers present without letters from their churches. 

3. Call for application for membership in this body. 

4. Appoint committees on preaching and finance. 

5. Recognize in their official capacity, any present who may represent 
general denominational interests. 

6. Call for correspondents, renewing the call at the opening of each 
morning session. 

7. Appoint committees on state of Religion, State, Home and Foreign 
Missions, Sabbath Schools, Temperance, Education, Orphanage, Deceased 
Ministers, Aged Ministers, Nominations State and Southern Conventions, 
Place and Introdurctory Sermon of next session, Periodicals, etc., urging 
reports as soon as possible. 

8. Call for reports of committees. 

9. Ordered: That this Association, at this session, 1894, appoint a 
suitable man as Historian, whose business it shall be to collect such facts as 
he may be able to do, in reference to our church and associational history, 
and report the same annually, until the same shall have been completed. 

10. Give an opportunity to present the claims of Foreign, Home, State 
Missions and Orphanage, with any other general interest supported by this 
body. 

11. Fix Time and Place of next meeting and appoint introductory 
preacher, an alternate, also minister to preach the missionary sermon. 

12. Appoint correspondents to other bodies. 

13. Miscellaneous business. 

14. Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conventions. 

15. Elect Board provided for in Constitution. 

16. Arrange for printing, distributing Minutes and paying Clerk. 

17. Adjourn. 



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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



-REPORT OF ANNUAL MEETING OF WOMAN'S 
MISSIONARY UNION. 

The Woman's Missionary Union of the Green Elver Association 
met in annual meeting in the Presbyterian church at Dysartsville,on 
Saturday, October 6th, 1900. 

After singing h^^mn "What a friend we have in Jesus," Mrs, J. 
A. Grayson read the sixty-seventh and second Psalms, and led in 
prayer. Mrs, B. B. Price was then chosen President of the meeting 
and Mrs. J. A. Grayson Secretary, 

The roll was then called, and the following delegates enrolled : 

Bethel—Mrs. E J Morris. 

Gamp Creek- 
Clear Creek— 
• Dysartsville— Miss S F McCurry, Mrs. L M McCarry. 

Marion— Mrs. B B Price. 

Montford's Cove— Letter. 

Mountain Creek— Mrs. M C Rucker. 

Mt. Vernon— Mrs. J G Logan, Miss Mattie Walker. 

Old Fort- 
Round Hill— Miss Oela Flack. 

Rutherfordton— Mrs. J A. Grayson. 

Pleasant Hill— Mrs. C E Whiteside, Miss Dora Hill. 

A letter of greeting from Miss Heck, State President of W. Mis- 
sionary Union, was read by Mrs. B. B. Price. The reports of the so- 
cieties were then called for, and the following contributions were 
reported : 



Bethel, - 

Dysartsville,-- ■ 

Marion-' - 

Monford's Cove 

Mt. Vernon- - 

Round Hill 

Rutherfordton.-- 

Rutherfordton Sunbeams 
Pleasant Hill 



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$53 00 



23 65 



Mrs. J. A. Grayson then presented the request of Miss Heck, that 
this Union try to raise at least forty dollars extra for Foreign Mis- 
sions next year, to support a native worker on a foreign field. The 
societies agreed to try to do this, and the following sums were pledged 
by each society : 

Bethel S^3 00 in Mt. Vernon 2 00 

Dysartsville - 2 00 111 Round Hill 6 00 

Marion 6 00 III Rutherfordton 11 00 

nn IN Til .i-TT,'n c nn. 



Monford's Cove 2 00 

Mountain Creek 3 00 



Pleasant Hill 5 00 

Mrs. F. G. Howard, gave. . 25 



The subject of each society holding a closing century meeting 
was then brought up by Mrs. J. A. Grayson, and all were earnestly 
urged to hold one, during the next two months. The primary object 
in holding these meetings is to arouse more missionary interest 
among the present members and to try to get other ladies to join the 
society. The secondary is to organize other societies where none now 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 28 

exist. Each society is nrged to organize at least one new one. 

The Orphanage at Thomasville was then discussed and the dele- 
gates promised to use their utmost efforts to induce the Sunday 
Schools of their respective churches, to take monthly collections for 
that institution. The Union then adjourned to meet at Cherry 
Springs in 1901 . 

Mrs. B. B. PRICE, President. 
Mrs. J. A. GRAYSON, Secretary. 

NAMES OF SOCIETIES, THEIR OFFICERS AND POSTOFFICES* 

Presidents. Secretaries. Post Offices- 

Bethel— Miss Mary Grayson, Miss Caliie Goforth, Nealsvillc 

Dysartsville— Mrs M J Walker, Mrs J R Denton, Dysartsville, 

Marion — Mrs J Y Morgan, Mrs M J Dellinger, Marion, 

Monford'b Cove— Mrs M Justice, Mrs Sallie Hampton, Otter Creek, 
Mountain Creek— Mrs J D Whiteside, Miss Mattie Keeler, Gilky, 

Mt Vernon— Miss Anna Wilson, Miss Mattie Walker, Rutherfordton, 
Round Hill— Mrs D J Hunt, Miss Oela Flack, Union Mills, 

Rutherfordton— Mrs M L Justice, Mrs J A Grayson, Rutherfordton, 
Pleasant Hill— Mrs M J Griswoid, Miss Dora Hill, Rutherfordton. 



OBITUARY OF REV. J. C. S0RREL5. 

The midersigiied were requested by the moderator of this Association to write 
ii shore sketch of the life of Rev. J. G. SORilELS and report it to the present session. 
JE FSE C. SORRELS was horn in Rutherford county, North Carolina, September 
5th, 1843. At the age of about 14 years he imited with the Baptist church at Moun- 
tain Creek, He served in the 50th North Carolina Regiment during the war. Soon 
after the close of the war in 1865, he married a daughter of deacon J, T. Lewis of 
Mountaiin Creek church. His wife and six children survive him. He was ordained 
a minister of the Gospel, November 19th, 1886. For many years he was in tlie employ 
of the North Carolina Baptist State Mission board in Western North Carolina. 

He died Sept. 26th, 1900. 

These are mere statistics, but involved in them are the life and labors and tri- 
iimphant death of one of the best of men. The written Biography of men may be 
without meaning and often the obituary had better be buried in the grave with the 
dead. Unless a man leaves a heritage of good deeds and right living, an attempt to 
write a history of his life would be as hard as to preach his funeral. 

Our brother Sorrels lived a life full of charity and sunshine. Naturally he was a 
loving and lovable man. If you ask how was his Christianity evidenced? We would 
say, by the life he lived. We hardly know what doctrine he adhered to, beyond the 
fundamental doctrine of Christ's atonement, but we do know that his life bore the 
fruits of t1ie Spirit. The gospel that he preached was a spirit of humanity and not a 
cold formal system of doctrine. He was clear headed, but his chief attraction was a 
warm heart. ' He entered the ministry late in life, but he had not been idle before his 
call. He was always an active christian, and from the time he preached his first ser- 
mon his life was given up to "preaching the gospel to the poor." Bro. Sorrels was a 
modest man. He had no aspirations but to do good. In his own quiet and modest 
way he had great influence over men. If he persuaded a man to quit evil habits it 
was in a way to make him feel that there was no desire to glory over winning a soul, 
but just to win a soul for the Master. In all our acquaintance with him we never 
knew him to wound the f elings of another. His was not the spirit to preach of doom, 
but to offer the love of God as manifested in Calvary. In all his life as he lived it, 
and in all his teachings the grace of charity was' the controlling influence that 
prompted his heart. The work that was assigned him was to preach the gospel in 
mountains of his native State and to build churches, and no missionary ever met 
with- greater success. He was peculiarly gifted to persuade men. He never quar- 
relled but went cheerfully about his work and taught the people that the way of wis- 
dom was a way of pleasantness and peace. He had unwavering faith in God's prom- 
ises, and in his own personal interest in the atonement, and it is a matter of no 
surprise that his last words were, '-I shall soon be in Heaven." No one who knew 
brother Sorrels ever had the slightest doubt of his sincerity. With all his ardor of 
love and service, he had decided opinions and asserted them when necessary, but 
never in an offensive manner. 

He died in the vigor of manhood and in the very prime of his usefulness. Why 
he was called at this time we cannot tell now, but we shall know hereafter. It is 
enough for us to know that a pure life of ceaseless service has ended and that a good 
man has been called from his work to his reward. 

S.H. JulS'lCE, {committee, 



24 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



TItEA.STJRETi'S PlBI>OI^T. 








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73 

.2 

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a 

03 

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J ^ 

1 s 


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1 


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1 


Bethel 


$15 00 
6 00 
1 00 
1 75 

1 00 
5 00 
3 00 

2 05 

3 51 
10 00 

1 00 

5 16 
10 00 

2 83 
60 

2 71 
1 00 

12 35 

6 50 

3 00 
25 87 

1 00 
14 48 

8 00 

2 00 
2 11 
8 46 


$20 00 
5 00 
1 00 


$7 21 
2 30 
1 00 


.15 q5 sfRi-i 02 


$2 00 






$64 18 

18 32 

3 80 


Bethlehem 

Til D" T;PVPl 


5 02 

80 








Beulah 











1 75 


Bill's Creek 


73 

5 00 

3 00 

6 10 
1 00 

10 00 
1 00 

4 44 

5 00 


1 00 
5 00 
3 00 
1 00 
3 25 
1 00 
5 00 
1 00 

1 95 

2 50 
1 83 


1 00 


10 00 






3 73 


Bridgewater 

Camp Creek.. 

Cane Creek 

Chanel Hill 


25 00 


3 00 

1 38 

2 05 

2 00 

1 00 

4 00 

2 50 
1 82 

1 50 

2 00 


12 00 










2 38 
13 45 


Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 


5 00 






5 51 
32 00 








4 00 











15 55 
20 00 


Green's Creek 

Hall Town 


6 25 





1 00 





6 48 
2 10 


Harmony Grove.. 

Macedonia 

Marion . 


3 00 


1 25 
1 00 


5 96 

1 00 

23 60 


Mills Spring 

Monford's Cove.. 
Mountain Creek.. 
Mountain View . 




6 50 


2 00 
28 95 

60 
10 00 

3 50 
2 00 

4 20 
19 73 

2 00 

10 85 

100 00 

1 08 

1 00 

2 00 
2 80 


2 00 
6 13 
1 00 

10 15 

3 50 
1 00 


2 00 
7 00 
1 50 
1 10 
5 00 

1 50 

3 13 

2 55 


4 00 


2 00 






9 00 

73 95 

4 00 


Mount Vernon... 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove 


3 90 
5 00 


2 00 






41 63 

25 00 

6 50 










9 44 


Pleasant Hill 


1 45 










32 19 
2 00 


Round Hill 


17 50 

100 00 

1 00 

1 00 

2 00 


7 55 
87 60 


5 00 
21 50 

1 75 

2 49 

"2 30 

4 14 

18 03 


12 50 
20 00 


1 00 
5 00 






54 40 


Rutherfordton, ... 
Silver Creek 


2 00 
1 25 


2 00 


338 10 
5 08 


Walnut Grove 

Whiteside Valley 
Saluda 


"l'25 







2 00 

7 74 
2 80 


Rock Creek S S- .. 
S S Convention .. 


16 '90 


2 30 

4 14 

34 93 










Totals 


293 78 


255 88 


160 92 


113 01 


80 67 


12 00 


1 25 


2 00 


922 51 



We have examined report of A L Grayson, Treasurer of Green River 
Association, who reports nine hundred and twenty-two dollars and fifty-one 
cents ($922.51), and we find proper receipts for said amounts as reported. 

W O^WATKINS, } ^"diting Committee. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. A L GRAYSON, Treas. 

Note — For amounts raised by Woman's Mission Societies, Sunbeam So- 
cieties and Sunday Schools, see proper reports elsewhere in the minutes. 

Stone Mountain church sent in $2.50 for Missions after above report was 
made out. A balance from Bridgewater will also come in too late for this 
report. p 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



25 



Statistical Table. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Bridgewater 

Cane Creek 

Camp Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsyille 

Eureka 

Green's Creek 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove.. 

Macedonia - 

Marion 

Mills Spring 

Monford's Cove-. 
Mountain Creek... 
Mountain View- .- 

Mount Vernon 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 

Rutherford ton, ... 

Silver Creek- 

Walnut Grove 

Whiteside Valley. 
Zion Hill 



-T3 

11 

20 



Totals. 



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1 
2 
24 
14 
2 
1 
2 



210 139 



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1 
2' 
2! 5 



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97 
51 
10 
29 
48 
12 
25 
25 
16 
43 
26 
42 
51 
69 
5 
45 
7 
70 
38 
17 
53 
77 

121 
25 

128 
24 
28 
61 
82 
18 
98 
73 
45 
4 
16 
10 



21 124 51451579 252114100 



155 

77 
15 

130 
15 
62 
60 
27 
61 
47 
65 
72 

116 
9 
82 
16 
69 
54 
39 
81 

137 

155 
36 

198 
37 
50 
80 
93 
36 

157 

103 
70 
12 
27 
17 



252 

128 

25 

90 

178 

27 

87 

85 

43 

104 

73 

107 

123 

185 

14 

127 

23 

139 

92 

56 

134 

214 

276 

61 

326 

61 

78 

131 

175 

54 

255 

176 

115 

16 

43 

27 



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Statistical Table. 





SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 




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$15 00 
6 00 


$5 00 
5 00 

1 00 

15 00 

3 00 

1 00 

3 25 

1 00 
1 00 
5 00 

4 65 

1 00 

2 85 
2 50 

"r25 

1 00 

1 00 

2 00 
20 00 

1 00 
10 1 

3 5 
1 00 

24 05 

15 00 

87 00 


$20 00 

2 75 


$14 00 
5 02 

1 73 

3 00 
1 00 

80 
8 00 


$2 00 

lo'ob 



2 05 


8 

7 

10 

8 
5 

6 

9 
5 
8 
5 

2 

7 

I 

12 
7 
7 
15 
10 
5 
5 
7 

9 

10 

3 


35 

95 

100 
66 
30 

60 
91 

40 
30 

75 

23 
63 

65 
25 
72 

120 
47 

125 
50 
50 
80 
80 

93 

120 

30 

33 
30 


1 

77 

lio 

74 
16 

60 
70 
40 
22 
175 


$ 




Bethlehem, 

Beulah 


5 00 
» 

'""7 78 

7 72 
75 

5 00 
25 05 

7 80 
1 85 

8 50 


15 


Bill's Crpek 


1 00 

20 00 

3 00 




Bridgewater 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 


15 00 

3 00 

6 10 

1 00 
1 00 
10 00 
1 68 
1 00 

4 99 

5 00 




Chapel Hill 

Beulah 

Big Level - 

Cherry Spring 

Clpjir Creek 


2 05 
1 75 
1 00 

3 51 

10 00 

11 08 

1 00 

7 00 
10 00 

60 

2 71 

12 35 

6 50 

3 00 
30 00 

1 00 
12 00 

8 00 

2 00 
2 11 
6 02 

20 00 
100 00 

1 00 

4 00 

2 00 


6 
2 




1 00 


2 


Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 


1 00 
4 00 

2 50 

1 50 

2 00 

34 75 

2 00 
7 00 
1 00 




1 50 

2 00 




Hall Town 

Harmony Grrove 


32 

170 

87 

230 
90 
32 

250 

"25 
144 

203 

105 

18 

45 
35 


3 80 

4 00 


4 


Macedonia 


3 00 
5 00 

2 08 
31 20 

1 00 
10 00 

3 50 

2 00 
5 57 

19 43 
2 00 

20 00 
100 00 

1 08 




Mill Spring 

Monford's Cove ... 
Mountain Creek. 
Mountain View 


5 00 
15 43 

6 00 
2 50 
5 00 

36 60 
2 00 

5 00 

12 00 

22 72 

4 23 

2 80 


5 

11 




2 00 




Old Fort 


5 00 
1 50 

13 71 

17 50 

41 50 




Piney Knob ... . 


1 00 

2 00 




Pleasant Grove ... 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 


3 

15 


Rutherfordton .. 
Silver Creek 


1 


Walnut Grove 








^Vhiteside Vallev 


1 25 


2 00 1 50 




9 
4 




ZionHill .". 






Total 


305 68 


219 45 


279 38 170 01 


23 55 


192 


1728 


2112 


190 53 


64 



Note. — Marion reports 92 Volumns in library; Whiteside Valley 2. 



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GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



Financial Table, 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Bridgewater 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 

Green's Creek 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove - 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring. 

Monford's Cove- 
Mountain Creek... 

Mountain View 

Mt. Vernon 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Hill.. 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 

Rutherfordton 

Silver Creek ►. 

Walnut Grove 

Whiteside Valley 
Zion Hill 



Total. 



n3 



55 



1 40 

2 00 
1 20 

25 
55 



$3 50 



00 



5 00 



10 00 



20 00 
20 00 



$5 15 



8 00 



12 00 

4 80 



9 00 
34 75 
45 00 



1 15 
33 00 



110 42 



52 50 
63 50 



960 00 



3 81 



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$100 
50 
10 
40 
40 
15 
44 
14 
31 



30 
100 
30 
60 
14 
50 
25 
50 
15 



100 
75 

100 
17 
85 

110 
40 
75 
90 
30 
60 

200 



28 62 66 50 1243 0311638 66 221 00 60 72 



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$33 50 



60 00 



22 00 



20 00 

16 00 

15 00 

2 00 

2 35 

10 00 
2 50 
5 25 
1 50 



30 00 



$1 37 



4 70 



5 00 



6 00 
31 00 



8 90 



75 
3 00 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 29 



Green River Baptist Sunday School Association, 



Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 
Kutherford County, N. C, July 27th, 1900. 
The fourth annual session of the Green Eiver Baptist Sunday 
School Association met at 11 o'clock to day. Rev. J. M. Walker be- 
ing absent, the Introductory Sermon was preached by Rev. E. Buch- 
anan. 

Afternoon Session. 

The convention was called to order by N. Buchanan. The roll 
of churches was called and delegates enrolled as follows: 

Clear Creek— G W Sorrels and T C Patton. 

Cane Creek— E H Haynes, Eddy Harris and Carrie Laughter. 

Zion Hill — E Buchanan. 

Cherry Springs— S V Robertson. 

Pleasant Grove— R Ledbetter M K Lynch and W H McEntire. 

Piney Knob— M C Blanton, J D Bland. 

Irving' s S. S. — Wm Rucker. 

Rock Creek S. S— Z V Hiidgins, O E Hudgins. E W Hill and W 
S Hall. 

Letters read by A P Sorrels. 

All members of Baptist churches present were considered as 
members of this Association. 

Entered into the election of officers, and the following were 
elected: N Buchanan, Moderator; G W Sorrels, Clerk. 

After being fully organized the program was taken up. 

First Query, "The Teacher and his Work," was ably discussed by 
G B Milton, E Buchanan, I P Sorrels, A P Sorrels, J D Bland, Z V 
Hudgins and N Buchanan. 

A committee on religious exercises was appointed consisting of 
the Deacons of this church. Dismissed by N. Buchanan. 

SATURDAY— Morning Session. 

Met at 9:30 o'clock. Devotional exercises conducted by S V 
Robertson. Read Mat. 19, 1-30. Prayer by E Buchanan, After de- 
votional exercises the convention entered into the regular business 
of the Association. 

Called for delegates and the following were enrolled : Mountain 
Creek— Z V Geer, E W Edwards and J F'Whiteside. Round Hill-I 
P Sorrels and A P Sorrels. Mon ford's Cove— D S Harris and A R 
Queen. Whiteside Valley — Jas K Whiteside and Guilford Nanney. 

The minutes of preceding day was read, amended and approved. 

On motion the Moderator appointed a committee to draft an- 
swers to the questions discussed, viz : A P Sorrels, M K Lynch and R 
Ledbetter. 

Took up the second query on the program, "The Superintendent 
and Pastor." Very interesting speeches were made by G B Milton, 
A P Sorrels, M S Haynes, E Buchanan, Z V Hudgins, N Buchanan, S 
V Robertson, J M Walker and M B Flack. 

Recess one hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

Called to order by the chairman and resumed the discussion of 
"The Superintendend and Pastor" J. D. Bland. 

Called for representatives, and J M Walker of Pleasant Hill, J W 



so GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIA TION. 

Biddy, J G Corn and B P Gibbs of Cooper's Gap were enrolled. Let- 
ters were read by A P Sorrels. 

By motion the third querry was postponed until Sunday morn- 
ing at 10 o'clock. The fourth was also postponed. 

The fifth querry was taken up: "How Shall we Ever Train the 
Individual Membership of our Churches?" Opened by R P Geer, 
followed by S V Robertson and M B Flack. Song byZVHudgins. 
Discussion continued by E Buchanan and A P Sorrels. This question 
being thoroughly discussed, the Association then took up the next: 
"What Improvement can we make on the Present Arrangement 
of Our S. S. Association." Able speeches were made by J M Walker/ 
N Buchanan, R P Geer, M S Haynes, M B Flack and others. A colle( 
tion was taken up for the expenses of this Association amounting t( 
$2.35 which was taken charge of by B P Geer. Called for volunteersi 
to visit the Sunday Schools of the Green River Association Institute.] 
A P Sorrels, M L Haynes, J M Walker and N Buchanan volunteerec 

The Committee on Religious Exercises decided to have sermo! 
at 11 o'clock a. m. Sunday. 

The querry "Bible Sanctification" was left over till Sunday after- 
noon. Adjourned. Benediction by J M Walker. 

Sunday— Morning Session. 

The Sunday School!';Lesson was taught by A P Sorrels. The con- 
vention was called to order by the clerk. Owing to the absence of 
Moderator, N C Lovelace was elected Moderator, protem. The Pro- 
priety of Each of Our Sunday Schools Taking a Monthly Collection 
for the Orphanage, was then taken up. Very able speeches were 
made on the querry by Z V Hudgins, A L Rucker, R P Geer, A P Sor- 
rels and J M Walker. A collection was taken up for the Orphanage, 
amounting to $4.14. Recess 15 minutes. 

Afternoon Session. 

Querry No. 7, "Bible Sanctification," was discussed by J M 
Walker, A P Sorrels and Clarence Davis. 

N. BUCHANAN, 
GEO. W. SORRELS, Moderator. 

Clerk. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON QUERRIES. 

We, the committee on answers to querries submit the following report. 

1st Querry. "The Teacher and his work. 1. The teacher should have 
faith in God. 2* Should believe the whole Bible. 3. Should be a regener- 
ated person. 4. Should be guided by, and filled with the Holy Ghost. This 
will enable him to keep himself unspotted from the world and give him the 
confidence of his class. 

The Teacher's Work. 1. Cause the class to know the Bible. 2. 
Help them to apply Biblical knowledge to their own character. Repentance, 
faith, obedience, humility, patience, temperance, charity are some of the 
things a teacher should strive to instill into the character of each student. 3. 
The teacher should strive to interest the unconcerned in the study of the Bi- 
ble. Many, many, that have joined the church are out of the Sunday School 
and are not studying the Bible as they should. Though it be a hard task let 
the teachers do their best. 

2nd Querry. "The Superintendent and Pastor." They should consult 
together, grade the school, promote the students to a higher grade at the 
proper time. The pastor can aid much by studyiug the lessons himself, re- 
ferring to it in his sermons at convenient times. It is thought that some of 
our pastors do not give the Sunday Schools their presence as often as they 
might. The superintendent should know the kind of work done by each 
teacher, and see that every class has the best available teacher. Should be 
vigilant and strive to make those who attend the school feel that it is good 
for them to be there. 



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